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Results improved on Grade 10 provincial literacy assessment

The Grade 10 provincial literacy assessment results improved for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) in 2011. Results indicate that 84% of first-time participating students were successful on the provincial Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), as compared to the provincial average of 83%. This represents a 2% increase in district results over last year.

Results for Academic, Applied and Locally Developed pathways exceeded the provincial average.

  • In the Academic pathway, HPEDSB students achieved 98%, which is 3% above the provincial average of 95%.
  • In the Applied pathway, HPEDSB students achieved 67%, which is 12% above the provincial average of 55%.
  • In the Locally Developed pathway, HPEDSB students achieved 23%, which is 8% above the provincial average of 15%.

Results for students with special education needs continued to increase. The success rate for students with special education needs (excluding gifted students) was 60% which exceeded the provincial rate of 52%.

School highlights

  • At Bayside Secondary School, the overall success rate was 90%, which is 7% above the provincial rate of 83%.
  • At Centennial Secondary School, the success rate for students taking Applied English was 81%, which is 26% above the provincial rate of 55%.
  • At Centre Hastings Secondary School, the overall success rate for girls increased from 72% to 85% and the success rate for boys increased from 58% to 69%.
  • At Moira Secondary School, the overall success rate was 91%, which is 8% above the provincial rate of 83%.
  • At North Hastings High School, the success rate was 100% for Academic pathway students, which exceeds the provincial rate of 95%.
  • At Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, the overall success rate was 85%, which is 2% above the provincial rate of 83%.
  • At Quinte Secondary School, the success rate for students taking Academic English was 97% ,which is 2% above the provincial rate of 95%.
  • At Trenton High School, the overall success rate for boys increased from 73% to 79%.

A comprehensive report, containing results from all provincial assessments, will be presented to the Board in the fall 2011, once all data is available.

The purpose of the OSSLT is to determine whether students have achieved the minimum acceptable level of reading and writing skills described in The Ontario Curriculum, across all subjects, to the end of Grade 9. It was written in March 2011.

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: June 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm