The information provided in the Document Depot is recently collected data and reports relating to Race Relations, Cross Cultural Understanding and Human Rights.
The links that have AGI in the title refer toTCRSB's board wide results of the Achievement Gap Initiative survey conducted by Cambridge Education consultants out of Harvard University in 2009. The full TCRSB Board wide data indicates student responses to school climate questions and are reported out at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. As a result of a self identification component on these surveys, data in this survey can be disaggregated to highlight any gaps along racial and gender lines, as indicated in the "TCRSB AGI Committee Highlighted Concerns". The TCRSB AGI Committee, comprised of the Director of Programs and Student Services along with each Coordinator, identified, from this collective data, areas that would be given immediate and direct attention as these elements would provide our board the best results in terms of closing the school climate gaps that were identified as a result of the data.
The "Identity, Equity and Performance: Mathematics and Reading Literacy" link presents an analysis of the reading and mathematics performances of Nova Scotia public school students who identified themselves as African Nova Scotian, First Nations (primarily Mi'kmaq), Acadian, or of other European ancestry. The analysis combined information from 2006-2007 Student Self Identification (administered to students served by TCRSB along with two other school boards) with performance data from 11 provincial assessments administered by the Department of Education between 2003 and 2008.