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FSA report cards released

The Fraser Institute released its elementary school rankings based on the province’s 2010/2011 Foundation Skills Assessment tests Monday.

According to the institute, School District 27 schools placed as high as 144 and as low as 854 out of the province’s 860 schools.

Local elementary schools ranked the following: Chilcotin Road the highest with a rating of 7.7 out of 10, Mountview followed with 7.0, Kwaleen  6.6, 150 Mile House with 6.5,  Cataline 5.3, Mile 108  5.6, Nesika 5.0, 100 Mile House 4.9, and Marie Sharpe with 1.2. The average school in the province is rated at 6.

Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies, told the Tribune there’s good news in Williams Lake.

“Three schools are showing statistically significant improvement in their overall ratings,” he said.

Cataline, Mountview and Nesika elementary schools have all shown improvement in general academic performance over the last five years.

“It’s quite substantial and exciting,” Cowley said, adding those three schools are among 62 in the province that have been steadily improving.

Cariboo Chilcotin Teachers Association president Joan Erb said the results are disheartening.

“Marie Sharpe has come in the last 10 and it’s unfortunate because those teachers are working really hard and trying all sorts of new things,” Erb said, adding 33 per cent of students in the region are coming from vulnerable situations.

Erb doesn’t like the FSAs because she says they are not a fair reflection of how students are actually doing.

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