Each year, EQAO recognizes schools on the journey of learning that have effectively used data to support student achievement in Ontario. Schools recognized through the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement program have used a wide range of information, including EQAO data, to develop action plans based on their unique circumstances, and they have seen improvements in student achievement over time. Criteria for selection vary each year to highlight different areas of focus in public education. Through the program, EQAO aims to profile public and Catholic schools that are representative of each region of the province.
This recognition is named in honour of Dr. Bette M. Stephenson, former minister of Education and former minister of Colleges and Universities in Ontario. Dr. Stephenson is also currently director emeritus on EQAO’s board of directors.
This program represents an opportunity to share, highlight and learn about promising practices in education.
This year, EQAO is celebrating schools that supported students’ passion and led to academic success in math. The
school recipients of the 2018 Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement demonstrated improvements in EQAO results over the last three years by fostering strong attitudes toward math.
EQAO is celebrating schools that showed
The analysis of EQAO data, combined with local classroom and school-board information, helps educators identify strengths and areas requiring further support. Schools use this information to develop instructional strategies that are appropriate to their unique circumstances.
The following provides an overview of some of the instructional strategies that educators used in 2018 to support students’ passion for math, which led to academic success.
Details are also available on school-specific strategies used by the recipients of this year’s recognition.