EQAO results 2018-19

SCDSB closing the gap on EQAO test results
Posted on 09/25/2019

On Sept. 25, Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released 2018-19 EQAO assessment test results. The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) continues to close the gap between our results and the provincial average, and demonstrate strength in areas of investment.   

“We are encouraged by the EQAO results,” says Chris Samis, Superintendent of Program and Special Education. “Our staff has worked hard to support student achievement, and these results demonstrate the impact of our commitment to our board’s math strategy.”

In Grade 9 applied mathematics and on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), the SCDSB saw a 2% increase over last year’s results. In junior mathematics, the SCDSB’s results were consistent with last year, while the provincial standard continued to decline. Overall, the SCDSB has seen an increased level of improvement in areas where additional resources have been invested.

In 2018-19, the SCDSB continued to emphasize building teacher capacity to respond to identified student needs, with a focus on Junior (Grades 4 - 6) and Intermediate (Grades 7 – 10) mathematics. Moving forward, the SCDSB will continue to support these areas, with an added focus on primary literacy and mathematics development.

EQAO assessments are one piece of information that inform the SCDSB’s work. School and board staff analyze EQAO data together with other assessment, well-being and engagement data to understand student needs and how we can respond to them.

This initiative links directly to the SCDSB's Strategic Priorities under the pillar of excellence in teaching and learning.

Information:
Sarah Kekewich, Manager of Communications
705-734-6363 x11328