Fraser Institute and Maywood Community School

This news article highlights some of the incongruities of using the scores from standardized tests to rank schools.

Tale of one school, two ratings

Maywood community school in Burnaby was described a month ago by a group of visiting international educators as a model for urban schools challenged by ethnic diversity and poverty.

This week, Maywood — an elementary school in the shadow of the Metrotown towers — was handed a more dubious distinction: a next-to-last position in the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of B.C.’s schools. (Download full article)