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Broader Measures of Success - Measuring What Matters in Education

Over the last 20 years, achievement in two main areas — literacy and numeracy — has become the shorthand for measuring the success of our education system. “Evidence-based decision-making” has been a mantra for policymakers, politicians and influential media. There is too much emphasis on narrow goals. Shorthand has its limitations. People for Education embarked on a five-year project to broaden the Canadian definition of school success, by expanding the indicators used to measure progress towards that goal.

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