We have made a strategic decision to consolidate middle school and high school norms into a single norm that reflects all high school students. This change will affect both the National and Provincial norms. Below are the reasons behind such a decision and its potential benefits for your schools and divisions.
When there is only one set of norms to follow, You will have a more robust and representative sample of high school student responses, benchmarking and analysis become more straightforward, Schools can track trends, identify areas for improvement, and make informed decisions based on a more unified dataset. Also, individual norms for specific grades can still be viewed within the One-Click report if desired
The unified norms provide a consistent framework for evaluating your results. This consistency ensures that reports reflect a standardized set of criteria, enabling more accurate comparisons and assessments.
Clear and Consistent Expectations:
Differing norms and policies between middle school and high school can create ambiguity during interpretation. Consolidating norms helps create a consistent and transparent framework for behaviour and expectations throughout a student's secondary education, ensuring that everyone is on the same page.
What does this mean going forward?
Going forward, within the Interactive Charts only high school norms for national and provincial lines will be available for comparison. However, when viewing historical data, the middle school and high school norms will still be available for comparison.
Previous interactive chat Norms display
Current Interactive Norms chart display
If you have any questions or if there is anything we can assist with, please do not hesitate to contact your support team at The Learning Bar.