KAWARTHA LAKES-The Education Quality and Assessment Office (EQAO) released the latest results for school boards in Ontario from the 2022-2023 school year on October 12. Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) says that Grade 3, 6, 9, and 10 students have made in all areas of EQAO assessments.
The results in Grades 3 and 6 have increased considerably since the previous year in all three areas: reading, writing, and mathematics.In Grade 3 writing, TLDSB is eleven percent higher than last year’s results.”
TLDSB is slightly below the provincial levels in the Grade 6 areas, but have made some considerable gains in comparison to our results over last school year and years prior.
“EQAO’s regional results demonstrate that our back-to-basics plan is working, and we will continue to support student achievement in reading, writing, and math. We passed a new law which mandates that school boards focus on improving these critical skills with an emphasis on lifting standards and outcomes. That is why our government launched a plan to boost literacy and math skills by hiring 2,000 more educators, modernizing the curriculum to focus on life skills like financial literacy, cursive writing, phonics, and coding, while enhancing the role of parents within their child’s education.” Isha Chaudhuri, Senior Communications Advisor and Press Secretary, Office of the Minister, Hon. Stephen Lecce, Ministry of Education told Kawartha 411 News.
TLDSB says it is committed to continuing to advance elementary students in all curriculum areas, specifically with early interventions in reading and mathematics.
“The system is so proud of our students, teachers, support staff, and system leaders for their dedication to the learning taking place in our classrooms which has directly contributed to these results,” said Chair of the Board, Bruce Reain.
Secondary results have also shown gains in the assessments. Grade 9 de-streamed mathematics saw a five percent increase over the previous year, and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), a graduation requirement for all students, had a 84 percent success rate – a six percent increase from the previous school year. “As we continue to work toward personal success for each student across our system, we are seeing that incorporating problem-solving tasks and experiences, and providing direct instruction with deliberate practice all contribute to the success of TLDSB students,” says superintendent of learning, Kim Williams.
Here are the highlights from the 2022-2023 TLDSB EQAO results combined for students at or above provincial standards of level 3 and 4: