Internship – Choice in Publicly-Funded Education in Edmonton and Calgary

School choice may be accountable for differences in provincial assessment test results in Calgary and Edmonton


This project considered why academic outcomes for schools with similar demographics in Edmonton had better outcomes than their Calgary counterparts. Data was analyzed to assess whether there is truth to the perception that school choice is only exercised by advantaged members of society.

Grant Outputs

A Tale of Two Cities: Learning from Provincial Achievement Test Results in Calgary and Edmonton by David Johnson –

This research paper compares the school systems in Calgary and Edmonton along the following dimensions: outcomes; the structure of schools; social and economic backgrounds of students; social and economic diversity within and across schools; diversity in travel to school and the exercise of school choice through travel choice.

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