Students in Burlington, Milton, Oakville perform well on provincial tests
Published October 16, 2023 at 5:03 pm
Standardized test results show Catholic board students in Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Halton Hills continue to outperform the provincial average.
The Halton Catholic District School Board published the results for the 2022-2023 EQAO Assessments last week.
The overall results indicate that HCDSB students continue to meet or surpass the provincial average in all EQAO testing.
“We are very proud of the achievements of our students as they continue to meet and exceed the provincial standards in all areas. These results are a testament to the highly skilled and dedicated educators in our classrooms who are committed to meeting the needs of our students,” said John Klein, director of Education.
“We know there is always more we can do to support and enhance student learning. We will continue to use EQAO assessment data, along with a wide range of data to identify student strengths and target areas where attention and resources are necessary.”
Grade 3 Assessments indicate 80 per cent of students in reading, 75 per cent of students in writing, and 71 per cent of students in math met or exceeded the provincial standards.
Grade 6 Assessments show 88 per cent of students in reading, 89 per cent of students in writing, and 57 per cent of students in mathematics met or exceeded the provincial standards.
Grade 9 Assessments for mathematics indicate that 64 per cent of the Board’s Grade 9 students met or exceeded the provincial standard in math.
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test results indicate 90 per cent of the Board’s fully-participating, and first-time eligible secondary students who wrote the OSSLT successfully completed the assessment.
OSSLT is based on the expectations for reading and writing across all core subjects in the Ontario Curriculum, up to the end of Grade 9.
Parents are reminded EQAO tests do not assess the whole child or the whole curriculum, therefore, results from EQAO testing provide only one indicator of student learning, which measures student achievement in relation to the common provincial standard.
For more information about the results, visit the EQAO website.inhalton's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising