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1. Education Overview: Links to Education-Related Data, Concepts and Glossary Terms (103 points) (Concept)
This concept provides an overview of the Education-related data available in the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy (MCHP) Data Repository, as well as the educational measurement / education-related terms and concepts that have been developed and def...
2. Birth / Grade Cohorts (100 points) (Concept)
Children can be categorized into groups, or cohorts, often according to their year of birth or grade in school. This is useful when studying the developmental progress of children, as they can be compared to others in their particular cohort. This...
3. Curriculum Level / Academic Rigor (100 points) (Concept)
This concept defines curriculum level / academic rigor and describes the methods used at the Manitoba Center for Health Policy (MCHP) to: classify the academic level of courses taken by a Manitoba high school student through grad...
4. Continuing Student / Grade Repetition (100 points) (Concept)
This concept briefly discusses the issue of continuing students (also known as grade repetition and grade retention) and how this is defined and measured in MCHP research. The concept also identifies some of the MCHP research that has investigated ...
5. High School Completion / Graduation and Grade 12 Attainment (100 points) (Concept)
High school completion / graduation is frequently used as an outcome measure for a child's level of educational attainment. Attainment of Grade 12 by a certain age, such as 17 years old, provides a similar measure. This concept describes the genera...
6. School Assignment (School Transfers / School Changes and Longest Attended) (100 points) (Concept)
School assignment refers to how students are matched to the schools they have attended or are currently attending. Researchers have measured this concept through measuring (the sub-concepts) (a) school transfers / school changes and (b) school longe...
7. Withdrawn From School (100 points) (Concept)
A student who has withdrawn from high school is defined as a high school-aged person who does not have a high school diploma and is not enrolled in or attending high school.
8. Education Indices (100 points) (Concept)
Three education indices have been created at MCHP to help describe an individual's educational attainment. These include: The Language Arts Achievement Index is based on scores from the Manitoba Grade 12 Language Arts ...
9. Standards Tests / Achievement Tests - Test Performance and Outcomes (100 points) (Concept)
This concept provides information on Standards Tests / Achievement Tests that are provincial exams written by students in Manitoba. The concept includes background information on the types of tests, identifies the data sources in the MCHP Data Repo...
10. Adult Learning Centre Enrollment (100 points) (Concept)
The province of Manitoba supports the development and delivery of adult focused education programs through Adult Learning Centers (ALC) and community-based literacy programs. These programs are administered by Adult Learning and Literacy (ALL) and ...
11. Trends in Physical Education in Manitoba High Schools (100 points) (Concept)
Currently, the Manitoba government requires all grade 9 and 10 students to take Physical Education (PE) classes in High School. Students are required to take S1 and S2 PE credits to graduate high school, representing 50% health and 50% physical edu...
12. School Catchment Area (100 points) (Concept)
School catchment area refers to the geographical area from which students are allowed to attend a specific school.
13. School Year (Education) Data (100 points) (Concept)
NOTE: This concept contains analytical information about the contents of the Education data up until the year 2007/2008, when the data was initially received at MCHP. This includes detailed description of the school year data from 1995/1996 to 2...
14. Grade 9 Achievement Index (100 points) (Concept)
The purpose of developing performance indicators for grade 9 students is to be able to measure how these students are doing in relation to the rest of their peers. The Grade 9 Achievement Index is one of three indices developed by MCHP to measure e...

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