EQAO ResultsLINDSAY, ON – Today the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released results for primary and junior assessments. Students in grades 3 and 6 participated in these tests last spring and this year’s results for Trillium Lakelands District School Board offer exciting highlights as well as some challenges to be overcome.

“Our grade 6 reading and writing scores are our highest ever and our grade 3 reading and writing are the second highest ever,” stated Director of Education, Larry Hope, “After years of focused instruction in these areas, we continue to make excellent progress and are seeing positive results.”

The board’s math results are not as encouraging although work is continuing to build student skills and confidence in math.

“Work is underway in math instruction,” Hope continued, “We are supporting our teachers’ efforts to implement a balanced math program to ensure that understanding, as well as traditional practices are in place.”

“We are also very pleased with the results that students with special needs have achieved,” said school board chair, Louise Clodd, “We continue to see the supports and services we have in place for students with special needs making a difference.”

More information is available on the EQAO website www.eqao.com

-30  –