Each year, EQAO recognizes schools in Ontario that have effectively used data to support student learning.
Schools recognized through the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement program have used a wide range of information, including EQAO data, to develop action plans based on their unique circumstances, and they have seen improvements in student achievement over time. Criteria for selection vary each year to highlight different areas of focus in public education. Through the program, EQAO aims to profile public and Catholic schools that are representative of each region of the province.
This recognition is named in honour of Dr. Bette M. Stephenson, former minister of education and former minister of colleges and universities in Ontario. Dr. Stephenson was a respected board member and served as Director Emeritus on EQAO’s Board of Directors for many years.
This program represents an opportunity to share, highlight and learn about promising practices in education.