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Disaggregated Results

About self-identification for students with Mi'kmaq or other Indigenous ancestry and students of African descent

Self-identification for ancestry or heritage is a voluntary part of the school registration process in Nova Scotia. As of 2017-18, 70% of the student population has some self-identification information recorded. Of the total enrolled population, about 5% self-identified as having Mi'kmaq or other Indigenous ancestry and about 6% self-identified as being of African descent. This is higher representation for both groups than we would predict based on the last National Household Survey (2011) and we will cross-reference with census 2016 when these datasets are released. 

Year NS Public School Enrolment

Students with any response in self-identification section

Self-identified Mi'kmaq or other Indigenous ancestry

Self-identified African descent

#

% of enrolment

#

% of enrolment

#

% of enrolment

2013-14 120882 46400 38% 4252

4%

4790

4%

2014-15 119243 53023

44%

4666

4%

5143

4%

2015-16 118152 65237

55%

5491

5%

5855

5%

2016-17 118569 75834

64%

5978

5%

6201

5%

2017-18

118962

83700 70% 6346 5% 6559 6%

 

Note: self-identified students with Mi'kmaq or other Indigenous ancestry and students of African descent are compared to a reference group that includes all students who have not self-identified as the specified group.

 

2016-2017 Nova Scotia Assessments and Examinations – Disaggregated Results

2017-2018 Nova Scotia Assessments – Reading, Writing and Mathematics in Grade 6 – Disaggregated Results - NEW