February 28, 2018
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) recognized 12 English-language schools today for creating strategies that helped to strengthen the literacy skills of students with special education needs.
EQAO’s Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement program recognizes Ontario schools for their effective use of data to support the progress of their students.
Guided by its focus on equity and inclusion, this year EQAO recognized schools whose initiatives helped a growing proportion of students with special education needs to meet the provincial literacy standard.
The English-language schools recognized by EQAO this year are as follows:
"Equity and inclusion are foundational for a strong public educational system. By fostering inclusive learning environments, our schools can help every individual succeed, regardless of background or circumstance. Over time, EQAO’s data show that students with special education needs can be highly successful in meeting expectations. It is a privilege to recognize schools in Ontario that have used data to help students with special education needs meet the provincial literacy standard"
—Norah Marsh, Chief Executive Officer, EQAO