Polygamous Bountiful Elementary Secondary School: Tops Study
Fraser Institute School Report: Bountiful Elementary-Secondary School In BC Polygamous Community Tops Fraser School Study
The Bountiful Elementary-Secondary School in the interior of British Columbia has received top grades in a study by the right-wing think tank, The Fraser Institute.
The Bountiful Elementary-Secondary School received a perfect score of 10 joining 12 other, mainly elite private schools, in the Vancouver area.
The Fraser Institute rates 875 public and private elementary schools throughout B.C. based on 10 key indicators using data from province-wide testing, known as the Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA) test. FSA tests are mandated by the B.C. Ministry of Education.
Fraser Institute spokesperson, Peter Cowley, said not much is known about what made Bountiful so successful on FSAs.
“With regard to what techniques they may have used or how they taught in math, for instance, between kindergarten and grade 4, all those things may be interesting but we don’t have any long term record of success yet,” Cowley said.
Since the Fraser Institute ranking relies on test scores, the results for the Bountiful Elementary-Secondary School (and the other schools for that matter) don't provide a complete picture of education in BC schools.
The B.C. Supreme Court has been hearing testimony form witness and residents of Bountiful as it deliberates the constitutionality of Canada's polygamy laws.