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ETFO opposes the Ministry of Education's School Information Finder (SIF) for the following reasons:This is likely because Minister Leona Dombrowsky has been recently quoted on the SIF and I'm sure ETFO wanted to ensure we all remembered what its opinion was.
Join ETFO in its fight to have the School Information Finder dismantled. Spread the word about noSIF.ca to your friends, neighbours, and colleagues. Encourage them to visit this site and email their MPP to protest the SIF. If you manage a blog or website, help promote the campaign by embedding icons with links back to noSIF.ca.
- The SIF has an inappropriate focus on EQAO test results—an overly narrow measure of a school's effectiveness. This misuse of testing data leads to certain schools being stigmatized because of their results.
- The SIF website provides demographic data about schools such as socioeconomic status, parental levels of education, the number of special needs students, and the number of students whose first language is neither English nor French.
- These data encourage users to compare schools based on the information provided; in other words, to shop for schools based on test results and/or demographics.
The thousands who logged onto the site when it was launched, or go seek this data elsewhere, prove a point that lies opposed to this.