September 17, 2014
The Durham District School Board’s
Joseph Gould Public School (Uxbridge) is being profiled in the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO’s)
Provincial Elementary School Report, released today, for their 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.
"Staff members value the benefits of working together as same-grade partners as well as in their divisions, which has led to a better understanding of the impact of their actions on student learning. Use of EQAO and other data have played an important role in this shift."
— Gayle Gailits, Principal, Joseph Gould Public School
"The schools being profiled demonstrate significant progress in supporting student achievement. They have used EQAO data, alongside in-school evidence, in planning improvements to their programs and teaching practices. These particular schools are seeing positive results in student achievement as a result of their efforts. I trust that these stories will serve as an inspiration to other school communities across the province."
Bruce Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer, EQAO