September 25, 2013
The Halton Catholic District School Board’s
St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School (Oakville) and the Toronto District School Board’s
L’Amoureaux Collegiate Institute (Toronto) are being profiled in the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO’s)
Provincial Secondary School Report, released today, for their committed efforts and success improving student achievement.
Fourteen secondary schools across the province are being profiled this year. Each has been identified because of the notable improvement in its EQAO results over time. Each school team has shared how EQAO and other data have been used to guide instructional programs, which in turn have helped improve the literacy and numeracy skills of students.
"We embrace data. We dig deeper. We look at the whole picture, and then we decide what we are going to do about it. We are committed to the process of continuous improvement, having a positive school culture and providing positive opportunities for all students."
—Nijole Vaitonis, Principal, St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic Secondary School
"We are not afraid of data anymore. It informs and strengthens our decisions. It helps us understand where our students are and help us make decisions about how to help each one reach their potential."
—Valerie Nelson, Principal, L’Amoureaux Collegiate Institute
"The schools being profiled this year are being recognized for their success improving student learning and for their effective use of EQAO data to help guide their reflective practice. Their remarkable outcomes are a testament to how good information in the hands of dedicated professionals can be a winning combination for supporting student achievement. These school stories will no doubt serve to inspire other schools across the province."
— Bruce Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer, EQAO
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