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Provincial auditor calls for changes to boost Indigenous graduation rate – battlefordsNOW

by ahnationtalk on June 9, 2023113 Views

Jun 9, 2023

Saskatchewan Provincial Auditor Tara Clemett has made recommendations to increase the Indigenous three-year graduation rate, which currently sits below 50 per cent.

Clemett released a report on June 6 in which she assessed the Ministry of Education’s implementation of the Inspiring Success: First Nations and Métis PreK–12 Education Policy Framework to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students.

“Although the Ministry implemented several initiatives since the Framework’s release in 2018 targeting Indigenous student graduation rates, these rates remained relatively unchanged between 2018–21 at 44.7 per cent of Indigenous students (compared to 88.7 per cent of non-Indigenous students) graduating within three years of beginning Grade 10,” she wrote in her report.

“The persistent disparity in graduation rates, and other outcome measures like reading levels, between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students makes it important for the Ministry to make concerted efforts to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous students.”

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