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Board releases provincial assessments results for Primary & Junior

The following highlights the Primary and Junior achievement results of students who wrote Education Quality and Assessment Office (EQAO) provincial assessments in the spring.

Results indicate the percentage of students achieving Levels 3 or 4, which are considered the provincial standard.

Primary (Grade 3) Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics

Students maintained an achievement level of 57% in Reading, as compared to the provincial result of 70%.

In Writing, student results declined from 62% to 59%, as compared to the provincial result of 78%.

In both Reading and Writing over the past 10 years, board results have shown steady growth of 7 percentage points in Reading and 10 percentage points in Writing.

In Mathematics, student results showed a decline from 55% to 52%, as compared to the provincial result of 67% which was unchanged.

Junior (Grade 6) Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics

Students maintained an achievement level of 69% in Reading, as compared to the provincial result of 79%.

In Writing, student results maintained an achievement level of 62%, as compared to the provincial result of 78%.

In both Reading and Writing over the past 10 years, board results have shown steady growth of 18 percentage points.

In Mathematics, student results showed a decline from 43% to 38%, as compared to the provincial results that declined from 57% to 54%.

“EQAO provides one source of data to inform improvement planning for the school board and individual schools,” stated Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education. “We are pleased to have maintained achievement levels in Junior Reading and Writing, as well as Primary Reading, and will continue our commitment to focus on improving literacy and numeracy skills. We know it takes time and our goal is to improve the literacy and numeracy achievement of our students.”

Board- and school-based teams are now analyzing the EQAO data, as well as other student achievement and program data. This analysis will assist in identifying critical literacy and numeracy skills to focus on, as well as to assist in determining which instructional strategies to implement to improve student learning.

“Helping all students to reach high levels of achievement through continual efforts to understand and close learning gaps are priorities,” stated Cathy Portt Superintendent of Education, Curriculum Services.

Results of the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be released on September 24, 2014.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, kdonnell@hpedsb.on.ca

Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 11:31 am