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Near North School Board EQAO results announced

Thursday, September 13, 2012   by: Kate AdamsNear North District School Board
News Release

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The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has released the results of the Grade 3 and Grade 6 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics and the Grade 9 Academic and Applied Mathematics Assessment that were written by all Ontario students during the 2011-2012 school year.

The Near North District School Board is pleased that results indicate more students met or exceeded the Provincial Standard.

In comparison to last year’s results, Near North students have improved in 5 of 8 indicators (Levels 3 and 4).

The trend over time for all areas in Primary and Junior divisions and in Grade 9 Academic and Applied Mathematics continues to show growth.

Results, over time, for the Near North District School Board Primary and Junior Divisions are as follows:

Primary Division (Grades 1-3)
Reading:

2010-2011
57%
2011-2012
56%

Junior Division (Grades 4-6)
Reading:

2010-2011
71%
2011-2012
72%

Primary Division (Grades 1-3)
Writing:

2010-2011
61%
2011-2012
64%

Junior Division (Grades 4-6)
Writing:

2010-2011
60%
2011-2012
66%

Primary Division (Grades 1-3)
Mathematics:

2010-2011
56%
2011-2012
55%

Junior Division (Grades 4-6)
Mathematics:

2010-2011
49%
2011-2012
51%

Results, over time, for the Near North District School Board Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics are as follows:

Mathematics

Academic:
2010-2011
66%
2011-2012
69%

Applied:
2010-2011
35%
2011-2012
33%

The Board focus this year will be to support schools in implementing precise instructional strategies that will address the specific learning needs of their students.

Our students continue to benefit from the strong relationships we have developed with parents, administrators, teachers, staff and community partners as we create Excellence in a Caring Culture, where everyone is learning and working together for student success.

There will be a thorough analysis of current and previous provincial and school-based assessment data to identify the areas of critical need and to determine plans to further improve student learning, so that we can continue to provide Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

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