LINDSAY, ON – Thousands of grade 3 and 6 students sat in classrooms across the province in the spring of this year, answering questions about reading, writing, and math. These Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments measure the skills and abilities of students in relation to the Ontario curriculum. Newly released EQAO results for Trillium Lakelands District School Board students indicate overall improvement with significant gains in almost all areas.
“Our students continue to do well on provincial assessments,” states Director of Education Larry Hope, “I know this is due in part to how much effort our staff puts into supporting our students in the pursuit of academic success.”
Superintendent of Elementary School Improvement, Andrea Gillespie is encouraged by the steadily increasing results in reading and writing for both grades. “Our results in primary and junior reading and writing have been on an upward trend for the past five years which speaks to our focused professional learning in literacy,” Gillespie said, “While our mathematics scores have not improved like our literacy scores, we are continually examining our practices and professional development in this area so we can be responsive to the needs of our learners.”
“I am pleased with our results,” stated Chair of the Board Karen Round, “As Trustees, we are proud of the work that happens in our classrooms on a daily basis, and we are confident that our students will be well-prepared for whatever path they choose in life.”
More information is available on the EQAO website www.eqao.com