September 18, 2013
The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board’s
St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School (Bowmanville) is being profiled in the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO’s)
Provincial Elementary School Report, released today, for its committed efforts and success improving student achievement.
Fourteen elementary 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.
"Our staff is highly motivated, open to new initiatives and willing to take risks to improve student learning. The evidence from EQAO data informs our decision making."
— Stephen Smith, Principal, St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School
"Staff and community work together to encourage student confidence around the curriculum and, as a result, EQAO assessments are a series of activities to showcase what they can do. Students see it as their time to shine."
— Donna Paquette, Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic Elementary 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
EQAO’s provincial news release "EQAO Publishes Student Achievement Results for Every Elementary School in Ontario"
5 Things This Year’s EQAO Results Reveal About Student Learning in Ontario