Completion rates – B.C. has an excellent education system, and B.C. students consistently rank among the very best in Canada and the world.
Our provincial six-year completion rate is 83.1% – a 10% increase since 2000-01. The six-year completion rate is the number of students who graduate with a B.C. Certificate of Graduation or B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma, within six years from the first time they enroll in Grade 8. We will conclude 2017 as one of the most successful programs in B.C. The six-year completion rate for Aboriginal students has climbed to a record high of 59.6% – a 41.6% increase since 2000-01, which is a great success for our education system because we want to encourage diversity.
The six-year completion rate for students with special needs has increased by 75.7% from 33.4% in 2000-01 to 58.7% in 2012-13. In the last five years we even experienced more significant progress, all our students are well accepted, and they recognized our need to provide them the better education.
English Language Learners (ELL) are some of BC’s most successful students with 85.8% graduating high school – an 11% increase since 2000-01. 2017 will be a highlight of this course, and we even expect this rate to go higher.
Conference Board of Canada – How Canada Performs
According to the Conference Board of Canada’s “How Canada Performs: Education and Skills” report that compares the educational success of students in 10 provinces and 16 peer countries, B.C. surpasses all provinces and ranks behind only Finland and Japan among peer countries.
Progress in International Reading Literacy Study
In the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) tests that assessed reading ability of Grade 4 students internationally, B.C. students had the highest average score in Canada and B.C. was recognized as one of the top seven jurisdictions in the world.