Charter school enrolment increased by 257 per cent.
In 2015/16, Alberta per student inflation-adjusted spending in public schools was $13,321—well above the Canadian average of $12,791.
B.C. spent $11,216 per student annually on public schools compared to $13,115 in Alberta.
The share of Grade 9 students in Alberta scoring “below acceptable standards” in math increased more than 34 per cent.
A common barrier to more independent schools is the cost of construction and/or expansion of existing facilities.
Charter schools outperformed all other types of schools in Alberta’s Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) written in Grades 6 and 9.
Alberta has experienced a decline in student scores in reading, science and math.