Early Development Index (EDI, 1996)
The EDI is a teacher-completed survey that aims to examine how ready kindergarten children are for elementary school. The EDI is used to monitor disparities in early child development and to strategize ways to reduce these disparities through social planning, resource allocation and community awareness. The EDI consists of five areas of competence based on indicators of a child’s readiness for school. The five areas are:
EDI Data Sources
High School Academic Outcomes (1996)
High school outcomes are calculated by the Fraser Institute (see Table 1). The Fraser Institute ranks schools based on the following five indicators of school performance:
The Fraser Institute also includes an overall rating for each school which averages the five indicators. It is important to recognize that this data is a ranking of academic performance, not the quality of education provided to students. The Fraser Institute Ranking has been highly criticized for this focus on academic performance which is not considered to always accurately reflect quality of education.
High School Data Sources
Census Data Source