"EQAO data helps us to cross-reference where our strengths and areas for improvement are and where we need to invest our energy. We use it to affirm our goals at the system level, and it becomes another measure to focus our strategic planning and our school priorities. Our data helps us develop our theory of action and continuously refine next steps. We use it to verify and identify and to program for at risk students." "York Region District School Board has demonstrated strong leadership in providing professional learning to support provincial testing. As an administrator, [I think] the board’s area network meetings have proven to be an incredibly effective tool. I’ve greatly appreciated the support I’ve received from my board, which has included transition meetings with our local elementary schools. These transition meetings build important bridges between the elementary and secondary panels, helping our schools to better assess and address student needs."
—George Voumvakis, Principal