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Improvement Planning

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EQAO ensures greater accountability in the publicly funded education system in Ontario and helps improve the quality of education by providing data on student achievement and by reporting on plans for improvement.

School boards require schools to develop school improvement plans. Parents who wish further information about their school's improvement plan should contact the school or school board directly.

Improvement planning is a strategy that brings about educational change by increasing district school boards' and schools' capacity to design and manage change that will improve student outcomes.

Improvement plans are the means by which students, teachers, parents, principals and senior school board staff change conditions for learners to ensure improved achievement. Each school board develops and releases a board-wide plan; the principal and teachers of each school use the plan as a foundation and work with parents, school councils and other representatives of the community to prepare and release a school improvement plan.

Working Together for Student Success: A School Improvement Planning Guide. As a companion to the more detailed EQAO Guide to School and Board Improvement Planning, this booklet outlines the five key steps of the planning process in a simple step-by-step fashion and provides sources for more in-depth information.pdf 471k

The EQAO Guide to School and Board Improvement Planning, 2005 outlines the characteristics of successful improvement planning, evaluates system planning for improved achievement in Ontario and makes recommendations for grounding improvement planning in system development and quality assurance processes.pdf 474k

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