May 9, 2019
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) recognized 22 schools today for developing learning strategies that were tailored to their unique circumstances—and that ultimately strengthened students’ math skills.
Every year, EQAO’s Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement program celebrates Ontario schools for their effective use of a wide range of information, including EQAO data, to support student learning.
The 2018 Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement is presented to schools that supported students’ positive attitudes toward math, which led to academic success. Educators at these schools developed a number of strategies based on their analyses of EQAO data and other local information. The strategies they put in place were effective, as evidenced by EQAO results over the last three years.
EQAO research suggests that students’ positive attitudes and use of strategies are important factors that support success in math.
Criteria for selection for the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement vary each year to highlight different areas of focus in public education. This year, EQAO is recognizing schools that showed
"Schools across Ontario are using data and evidence to support classroom instruction. It’s so great to recognize the innovative work of educators who use information about student achievement, including EQAO data, as they seek to develop strategies that set students up for success."
—Dr. Cameron Montgomery, Chair, EQAO Board of Directors
"The way that students view and think about math often influences their academic achievement in that subject. We’re recognizing schools that have looked at data on students’ attitudes and made decisions accordingly to support student learning. These schools’ analyses and initiatives worked, which helped many students succeed."
—Norah Marsh, Chief Executive Officer, EQAO