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HCDSB News Release
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Halton Catholic Elementary Students Continue to Do Well in EQAO Assessments

The Halton Catholic District School Board released today its Board and school results of the province-wide 2013-2014 EQAO Assessments for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics in the Primary (Grades 1-3) and Junior (Grades 4-6) Divisions.

"The most recent EQAO results show that although our students continue to do well in comparison to the provincial standard, our overall scores have dipped in the Junior Division Math Assessments," commented Director of Education, Paula Dawson. "There is some work to be done, but we are blessed in Halton Catholic with a strong team of exceptionally talented teachers and leaders with a shared vision and a common goal - the success of our students."

Grade 3 and 6 student assessments were conducted in the Spring of 2014 in the areas of Reading, Writing and Math by the provincial Education, Quality, Accountability Office (EQAO). Students were assessed in the areas of Reading, Writing and Mathematics based on expectations contained in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8. The assessments were evaluated on a four level system, with one being the lowest and four the highest. The Ministry has defined Level 3 as the provincial standard.

"We are concerned with the Junior Math results, and although they are consistent with the provincial trends in this area, it is a priority for us to ensure that supports are in place for our students," says Jack Nigro, Superintendent of Education (Curriculum Services). "We have planned an extensive range of professional development for our Junior and Intermediate teachers with a focus on numeracy. We will continue to use the wide range of data we collect on a regular basis to identify strategies for improvement so as to respond to the individual learning needs of our students."

Board-Wide Results




Individual School Results

Primary Results Junior Results 


The Halton Catholic District School Board employs a variety of data, including the EQAO results, to inform and plan the instructional strategies that are implemented in the classroom.

As advised by the EQAO, it is inappropriate and misleading to rank schools or to make individual school comparisons without taking into account a variety of contextual factors. More information may be accessed on the EQAO website at:



The Halton Catholic District School Board is a model learning community, widely recognized as distinctively Catholic. A provincial leader in student achievement, HCDSB provides exceptional educational experiences and services to over 34,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 45 elementary schools, 9 secondary schools, and 3 continuing education facilities, serving the communities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton, and Oakville. With a focus on Achieving, Believing, and Belonging, we provide our students and staff with the tools for realizing their fullest potential, while also instilling a life-long commitment to the community.

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Halton Catholic District School Board
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Halton Catholic District School Board
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