Measuring What Matters in Education
The central goal of this research project is to broaden measurement of school performance across Canada by developing, collecting, and measuring data on six performance indicators as follows: academic achievement, physical health, social-emotional development, creativity, citizenship, and school climate. Having developed competencies in these areas during phase one of the project, the current phase aims to begin the process of measuring the indicators of interest and reporting on results. Survey data will be collected and integrated with existing government data sources. The intern will perform data analysis tasks, including organizing, cleaning, integrating, and synthesizing data. Following these analyses, the intern will participate in writing research reports and attending relevant-conferences to present the results of the research project. By employing the intern, People for Education will bolster its data analysis capacity and enhance the overall quality of its reports on the six indicators.