June 13, 2016
Five Ontario elementary schools are being profiled by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) in 2016 for their success in developing mathematics programs that have helped their students meet the provincial standard.
The schools—three from the English-language school system and two from the French—are notable for their success in helping their students who had not met the provincial mathematics standard when they were in Grade 3 to improve to meet it in Grade 6.
Additionally, these students were not the exception but rather part of the schools’ broader trend of helping a significant proportion of their students meet the math standard.
EQAO data helped the educators in these schools uncover areas of need. Educators used this information when developing high-yield strategies that were appropriate to their particular context.
The schools profiled by EQAO this year are as follows:
" The schools EQAO has identified this year are once again wonderful examples of how good information in the hands of expert educators can help address the critical education issues of the day. These schools are determined to help all of their students succeed, and the information provided by EQAO is one of the important sources of evidence that these schools are using to help them meet that goal."
—Bruce Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer, EQAO