Research documents successful performance-based incentive experiments in England, India, Israel, Houston and Nashville.
The share of Grade 9 students in Alberta scoring “below acceptable standards” in math increased more than 34 per cent.
Charter schools outperformed all other types of schools in Alberta’s Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs) written in Grades 6 and 9.
Ontario has a higher percentage of students in independent schools than Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Alberta currently offers the greatest degree of school choice in Canada.
Alberta is currently the only province to offer charter schools.
Most separate schools are Roman Catholic.
In eight out of 10 provinces, enrolment in francophone schools, measured as a share of total enrolment, increased.
Other than Quebec, Ontario has the lowest rate of public anglophone enrolment at 62.6 per cent.
About half of Canada’s independent schools are religion-oriented.