LINDSAY, ON – Results from the Grade 9 mathematics and Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) were released by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) today for all secondary schools in the province. Trillium Lakelands District School Board fared well in the province and one school, Huntsville High School, has been highlighted for their use of EQAO data to identify trends and make decisions about where improvements are needed.

Director of Education Larry Hope is encouraged by the gains made in Grade 9 math by applied level students. “Our applied level students continue to outpace the province,” he said, “This tells us that our programming is responsive to the needs of our students.”

“It’s reassuring that over the past five years, two of our seven schools have been highlighted by the province,” stated Superintendent of Secondary School Improvement and Student Success, Bruce Barrett, “We plan to continue to focus on helping students understand and visualize math concepts. We will also continue to incorporate literacy into all areas of the secondary curriculum.”

“We have had steady growth for a number of years, and our overall results continue to be encouraging,” said Chair of the Board, Karen Round, “The 2012-2013 school year was a particularly challenging year for our teachers and I am happy that these difficulties are behind us.”

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

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