SK auditor releases report, recommendations focused on educational outcomes for Indigenous students

Saskatchewan Provincial Auditor Tara Clemett has released a report on Indigenous students’ educational outcomes, which found that SK’s Indigenous graduation rates are becoming worse. Only 44.7% of Indigenous students complete their grade 12 education within three years of beginning Grade 10, compared with 88.7% of non-Indigenous students. Battlefords NOW reports that the situation is particularly serious in Northern SK. Clemett provided recommendations to help increase Indigenous graduation rates, including expanding measures and targets for Indigenous student academic achievement, requiring enhanced reporting, and determining action plans. “Having measurable goals helps organizations monitor progress and decide whether changes are needed,” said Clemett. “Setting additional measures and targets that focus on improving Indigenous student achievement … would allow the Ministry to analyze relevant data and identify improvements to share with school divisions.”

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