Halton school board students in Oakville, Burlington, Milton ace provincial test
Published October 17, 2023 at 1:48 pm
Halton District School Board (HDSB) students from Milton, Oakville, Burlington and Halton Hills aced the EQAO provincial test.
The Board released results from the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) showing local students perform above the provincial average based on assessments completed in the 2022-2023 school year.
These EQAO results demonstrate HDSB students are well above the provincial standard (Level 3 & 4, or a B grade or above) in Grade 3 and Grade 6 reading and writing, as well as Grade 9 math and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
“We are very proud of the HDSB’s EQAO results as the Board continues to exceed the provincial average on all assessments,” said Curtis Ennis, the Board’s director of Education.
“This success is attributed to the hard work, flexibility and dedication of our staff, students and families. These results demonstrate the impact of our commitment to student well-being and success in all areas of education.”
- Grade 3, the HDSB outperforms the province by 9.3 percentage points, with 69 per cent students meeting or exceeding the provincial standards.
- Grade 6, the HDSB exceeds the provincial average by 13.2 percentage points with 62.7 per cent meeting the provincial standard.
- Grade 9, the HDSB outperforms the provincial average by 15.7 percentage points, with 69.4 per cent of students meeting or exceeding the provincial standards.
- In Grade 3 reading, 80.5 per cent of students met or exceeded the provincial standards, exceeding the provincial average by 7.9 per cent.
- In Grade 6 reading, 89.9 per cent of students met or exceeded the provincial standards, exceeding the provincial average by 6.2 per cent.
- Grade 3, 74 per cent of students met or exceeded the provincial standards, exceeding the provincial average by 8.5 per cent.
- Grade 6, 89.5 per cent of students met or exceeded the provincial standards, exceeding the provincial average by 5.9 per cent.
- Grade 10, 92.2 per cent of HDSB students met or exceeded the requirements of the OSSLT, exceeding the provincial average by 7.5 per cent.
“EQAO assessment results expand upon the current knowledge about student learning, and serve as an important tool for improvement at the individual, school, school board and provincial levels,” said a Board spokesperson.
“The Board uses this data, along with a variety of other student assessment data, to focus efforts toward continuously improving student achievement.”inhalton's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising