September 25, 2013
The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board’s
St. John’s College (Brantford) 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.
“"Our data showed us that there were specific areas that we needed to focus upon in order to improve the success rate of our students. There was a need to collaborate and listen to the teachers and to draw upon their expertise. The administration lent their support to the initiatives that emerged from these discussions."
—Ron Campell, Principal, St. John’s College
“"We appreciate the help that we are given at lunch and after school and enjoy the way that technology provides variety and interest in mathematics. It brings [math] to life."
—Student, St. John’s College
"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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