The Grade 10 provincial literacy assessment results improved for Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) in 2010. Results indicate that 82% of first-time participating students were successful on the provincial Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), as compared to the provincial average of 84%. This represents a 6% increase in district results from last year.
Results varied according to the different pathways:
- In the Academic stream, HPEDSB students achieved 98%, which is 3% above the provincial average.
- In the Applied stream, HPEDSB students achieved 67%, which is 7% above the provincial average.
- In the Locally Developed stream, HPEDSB students achieved 11%, which is 8% below the provincial average.
SCHOOL BOARD HIGHLIGHTS
- Results for Academic and Applied pathways exceed the provincial average.
- Results for students with special needs (excluding gifted students) continue to increase and are at 55% as compared to 54% for the province.
- Success rates for boys increased 6% from 73% to 79%.
- Success rates for girls increased 7% from 79% to 86%.
- At Bayside Secondary School, the success rate for students taking Applied English improved from 48% in 2009 to 75%, which exceeds the provincial rate of 60%.
- At Centennial Secondary School, the success rate for students taking Applied English increased by 19% from 2009.
- At Centre Hastings Secondary School, the success rate for students taking Academic English increased by 6% to match provincial Academic rate of 95%.
- At Moira Secondary School, the overall success rate improved from 73% to 86%, which exceeds provincial average by 2%.
- At North Hastings High School, girls improved 5%, from 78% to 83%, which surpasses the 2010 provincial rate for girls.
- At Prince Edward Collegiate Institute, 100% of students taking Academic English achieved success.
- At Quinte Secondary School, the success rate for boys increased from 78% to 82%, which exceeds the rate for boys throughout the province.
- At Trenton High School, the overall success rate for students increased by 9%.
More detailed information to guide actions will be available as Board officials further examine school-level results.
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.
For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]