KOOTENAY LAKE SCHOOL DISTRICT (SD8): REPORTS & RESOURCES
Community Profiles: Scales and Subscales
EDI Community Profiles explore and synthesize EDI scale-level data aggregated for a School District and its associated neighbourhoods. These data are based on children’s home postal codes representing children who live in the School District and include children attending public schools and children attending participating Independent and on-reserve schools. This report includes multiple years of EDI data, from Wave 2 (2004-2007) to Wave 6 (2013-2016), and spatially maps EDI data at a neighbourhood-level as well as provincial-level results that are intended to help communities situate themselves in the broader provincial context.
Subscales Community Profiles explore and synthesize EDI subscale-level data aggregated for a district and its associated neighbourhoods. While scale-level data allow us to assess trends and patterns in children’s vulnerability rates, subscale data allow us to refine our understanding of these population-level outcomes by providing information on the specific areas of development that are contributing to scale-level vulnerability. Like the Community Profiles, these data are based on children’s home postal codes representing children who live in the School District and include children attending public schools and children attending participating Independent and on-reserve schools.
Interested in exploring spatial trends and patterns for school districts and neighbourhoods? HELP’s new interactive mapping tool supports the exploration of EDI data across all five scales and over multiple Waves (combined years of data). Discover EDI data for your community or region by clicking on the map to access neighbourhood-level data for this School District.Interactive Map
Explore Change Over Time
Collecting EDI data over multiple years allows us to explore trends in children’s development and to answer the broader question: “Are our Kindergarten-aged children doing better, worse or about the same as in the past?” With each new wave of EDI data, vulnerability rates change across the province. While some neighbourhoods see improvements over time for particular aspects of children’s developmental health, others see declines. When looking at all of these changes over time we need to identify the amount of change in vulnerability that is meaningful – that is, worthy of further exploration and discussion.
HELP's interactive Critical Difference Tool allows you to explore the meaningful change over time in a neighbourhood’s vulnerability rate on any of the five EDI scales or on Vulnerability On One or More Scales. Use the map to start exploring change over time in your community by following these steps:
- Choose one of the five EDI scales of interest (or One or More Scales) from the list below;
- Choose a base wave (2, 3, 4 or 5) for the first time point;
- Choose a comparison wave (3, 4, 5 or 6) for the second time point;
- Hover over individual neighbourhoods on the map to find additional details, including total number of children included in each Wave, the vulnerability rate and the change over time percentage.
Please note: The Critical Difference Calculator rounds at a certain decimal point. Your reports include the most accurate calculation of your community’s critical difference. For more information on how HELP calculates meaningful changes in vulnerability rates, please visit our Critical Difference webpage and calculator.
- Base Wave:
- Comparison Wave:
|Vulnerable on one or more scales of the EDI|
|Critical Decrease in Vulnerability|
|Critical Increase in Vulnerability|
|No Critically Different Change|
|No Data / Surpressed|
Data Source: HELP EDI
Wave 2 04/05-06/07
Wave 3 07/08-09/09
Wave 4 09/10-10/11
Wave 5 11/12-12/13
Wave 6 13/14-15/16
Past Reports & Maps
Data for all waves are included in the Wave 6 Reports and interactive mapping tool. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to view old, archived reports and mapsets.
Local EDI Contacts
Have a question regarding EDI in your local community? Please contact:
District Trainer Sandy Prentice – email@example.com
Community Trainer Alison Salo -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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