September 25, 2013
The Toronto District School Board’s
A.Y. Jackson Secondary School (Toronto) is being profiled in the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO’s)
Provincial Secondary School Report, released today, for its 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.
“"I am very proud of our success at A.Y. Jackson Secondary School. EQAO data is a critical tool used to guide our progress. It reveals what needs to be done and shapes our next steps to provide quality instruction for our students. Using the data provided by EQAO, the school and board, we continually develop strategies and adjust our daily practice to meet the ever-changing needs of our students. I am fortunate to work with teachers who believe that literacy is important and an integral component of all departments and work together to ensure that all students will experience success."
—Boyd Bugden, Principal Principal, A.Y. Jackson Secondary School
"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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