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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Halton Catholic Students Continue to Excel in EQAO Testing

The Halton Catholic District School Board published today its Board and school results of the province-wide 2014-2015 EQAO Assessments for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics in Grade 3, Primary Division and Grade 6, Junior Division. The overall results indicate that the Halton Catholic District School Board continues to excel in student achievement.​

"We are pleased with these results as they indicate the percentage of students who have met or exceeded the provincial standard in the Grade 6 Assessment of Mathematics has improved over the past year,” says Paula Dawson, Director of Education for the Halton Catholic District School Board. “While these results are favorable, there is still room for growth to enable our students to succeed and reach their full potential.”

Grade 3 and 6 student assessments were conducted in the Spring of 2015 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.​

Board-Wide Results

Individual School 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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Media Contact:
Amanda Bartucci
Communications Officer
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 246
Alternate Media Contact:
Andrea Swinden
Administrator, Strategic Communications
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 159

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