Announcing updated OurSCHOOL norms Print or save as PDF

We’re excited to share some news with you to kick off the new year!

Updated OurSCHOOL norms

As the most widely used student survey in Canada, OurSCHOOL provides the most valid and meaningful norms with which to contextualise your student voice. We have updated these norms to reflect current trends in order to help you continue to make informed decisions.

National norms are an important piece of the puzzle, but each province has unique strengths and challenges. To help further contextualise your survey results, schools in many provinces now have access to new provincial norms as well! Click here to learn which provinces have new norms, and how to access them.

What does this mean for you?

As of January 9, all OurSCHOOL reports from fall 2018 have been re-generated with updated norms. All future reports will also contain the new norms.

Questions, concerns?

We recognize you may have already viewed your results from the fall, using the historical norms for setting your benchmarks and goals, and expect you likely have additional questions about the new norms.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have done our best to anticipate these questions and concerns and encourage you to view our FAQ. If you are unable to find the answer you’re looking for, our team is more than happy to address any additional questions or concerns. Email us at or call 1-877-840-2424 x 1.

Setting benchmarks

The norm comparisons available within OurSCHOOL are just one piece of the data puzzle; they assist in evaluating results but are meant as guiding reference points and not necessarily benchmarks to attain.

Notable differences

You may see some notable differences in the norms for certain measures when comparing to the norm values from previous years. For more information on which measures have seen notable changes, please go here.

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