Excellence in education through exceptional school board governance

Research papers

The ASBA undertakes and commissions research on issues and trends in public education.


Fair bargaining for a better future report

School board views of the 2008 Memorandum of Agreement with Alberta teachers
Report (PDF–158K)
PowerPoint (PDF–227K)

Published September 2008

Communications/marketing for school boards

Final report: Incite pilot project

The results of a project that paired 8 school boards with a marketing firm
Report (PDF–233K)

Published April 28, 2014

Community engagement and school boards

On-ramp to community engagement report

This report outlines nine recommendations aimed at deepening school boards’ understanding of and participation in active community engagement
Report (PDF–1.94M)

Published August 2012

Summary report: Summit on public involvement in public education

Albertans’ views about how school boards can encourage more public involvement in public education
Report (PDF–150K)

Published April 2009

Perceptions about public involvement in public education: Research

Report (PDF–177K)

Published March 2009

Compensation for trustees

Survey of Alberta school boards

Report (PDF-177K)

Published August 31,2016

Survey of Alberta school boards

Report (PDF–102K)

Published May 22, 2013

Survey of Alberta school boards

Report (PDF–111K)

Published April 12, 2011

First Nations, Métis and Inuit student education

Ensuring First Nations, Métis and Inuit student success: Leadership through governance report

Proposes a governance framework school boards can use to improve student results
Report (PDF–2.5MB)

Published November 2011

Governance and school boards

Strengthening Alberta School Board’s Association Provincial Voice Task Force Report and Recommendations

Report (PDF–325K)

Published November 2014 revised February 2015

Governance in transformation: Alberta school board chairs’ perspectives report

Reprinted from the Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research
Report (PDF–344K)

Published Spring 2012

Interviews with school board chairs: Perspectives on governance

Report (PDF–225K)

Published May 13, 2011

Four views of evolving school board governance

School board governance: A contented oyster never made a pearl (PDF–369K)
Executive summary (PDF–127K)
The changing role of school boards (PDF–179K)
Executive summary (PDF–129K)
The changing role of school boards (PDF–138K)

Published June 2009

High school completion

Improving high school completion: Alberta school board perspective

Report (PDF–1.4M)

Published June 2010

School choice

Educational choice for Albertans: History and implications

Report (PDF–184K)

Published February 2009

School infrastructure

Resolving Alberta’s school infrastructure deficit: School boards’ input towards solutions

Cost-free changes to fix the gaps in Alberta’s school infrastructure system
Report (PDF–1.1MB)

Published March 2010

Building together – It’s time to act

A review of the infrastructure issues facing Alberta school boards
Report (PDF– 369K)

Published June 2009

Student transportation

At the breaking point: Alberta’s student transportation system

Report (PDF–348K)

Published June 2008


Superintendent Salaries

A comparative analysis of base salaries

Revised report (PDF-338K)

Published February 2018