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HCDSB News Release
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Board Students Continue to Surpass Provincial Results on EQAO Primary & Junior Assessments
 
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​The Halton Catholic District School Board released today its Board and elementary school results of the province-wide assessment of Grade 3 and 6 students. The test was conducted in the Spring of 2010 in the areas of Reading, Writing and Math by the provincial Education, Quality, Accountability Office (EQAO).

Students in the Halton Catholic District School Board continue to do extremely well compared to the provincial standard (Level 3). Over the past several years, it has been the goal of the Ministry of Education to have 75% of students achieving at or above the provincial standard by the end of Grade 6. The results indicate that Halton Catholic District School Board students have achieved this goal in all of the Grade 6 assessment categories.

“Ours is truly a K-12 success story,” says Michael W. Pautler, Director of Education, Halton Catholic District School Board. “While no single initiative is responsible for student achievement, student success would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of students, parents, principals, teachers, support staff and senior administration, all working together to help each student master the skills they need to succeed. It is through this collaborative work that our Catholic Learning Communities continue to experience steady improvement and continued success.”

"We are very pleased that our EQAO trend results continue to show gains in student achievement,” notes Jacqueline Herman, Superintendent of Education, School Effectiveness. “We are particularly encouraged by the cohort tracking data, which indicates positive results for the majority of our students, who either maintained their achievement of the provincial standard or improved in Reading and Writing from Grade 3 to Grade 6.”

The overall 2010 achievement results for the Halton Catholic District School Board and our individual schools are outlined in the charts included at the end of this release.

The Halton Catholic District School Board uses various sets of data, including the EQAO results, to inform and plan the instructional strategies used in the classroom; a process which allows school staff to offer our students the best in Christ-centred education.

The learning improvement strategies that the Board implemented during the 2009-2010 school year to support Reading, Writing and Mathematics included, but were not limited to the following:

  • Continued training and support for staff on all the Board Benchmark Assessments for Language and the Instructional Pathways that provide purposeful, planned, data-informed instruction;
  • System level implementation of an electronic data tracker (StudentsAchieve) to track, and analyze data from the Board Benchmark Assessments;
  • Board Benchmark support documents including Creating Instructional Pathways Planners for Reading and Writing to determine next steps for instruction using Provincial and Board resources and to support student achievement through Differentiated Instruction;
  • Teacher Moderation sessions using student samples from the Benchmark Assessments;
  • Itinerant Teachers assigned one day a week to each school to promote a common understanding and use of evidenced based instructional strategies and approaches for Language and Mathematics in Grades 1 to 8;
  • Job embedded professional learning sessions and inquiry to support all phases of the teaching/learning cycle; and
  • The Board’s participation in a provincial inquiry about building students’ metacognitive  skills  through the use of co-created success criteria and descriptive feedback.

A total of 2,027 Grade 3 students and 2,157 Grade 6 students at the Board’s 40 elementary schools were eligible to participate in the EQAO assessment. 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.

As advised by EQAO, it is inappropriate and misleading to rank schools or to make individual school comparisons without taking into account a variety of contextual factors.

Halton Catholic District School Board
EQAO Primary Division (Grades 1-3) Overall Achievement Results
Spring 2010
Reading Writing Mathematics
Achievement Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Province                        
Halton Catholic DSB 4% 18% 63% 11% <1% 16% 74% 8% 1% 14% 64% 19%
Ascension 0% 5% 62% 33% 0% 8% 77% 15% 0% 3% 49% 49%
Canadian Martyrs 0% 16% 81% 3% 0% 0% 94% 6% 0% 0% 72% 28%
Guardian Angels 3% 26% 57% 11% 0% 21% 72% 6% 0% 18% 61% 19%
Holy Cross 0% 18% 67% 13% 0% 18% 77% 5% 0% 10% 64% 26%
Holy Family 0% 16% 76% 8% 0% 4% 96% 0% 0% 16% 76% 8%
Holy Rosary (Burlington) 0% 14% 74% 10% 0% 10% 84% 4% 0% 16% 68% 14%
Holy Rosary (Milton) 2% 10% 56% 24% 0% 17% 68% 7% 2% 5% 63% 24%
Mother Teresa 4% 21% 61% 14% 0% 10% 82% 8% 1% 9% 66% 23%
Our Lady of Fatima 3% 24% 55% 15% 0% 23% 66% 10% 0% 21% 73% 5%
Our Lady of Peace 3% 15% 75% 3% 0% 16% 75% 6% 1% 16% 64% 15%
Our Lady of Victory 17% 28% 48% 3% 0% 34% 55% 7% 3% 7% 72% 14%
Pope John Paul II 1% 18% 61% 15% 0% 12% 72% 10% 0% 8% 50% 38%
Sacred Heart of Jesus 9% 19% 69% 3% 0% 24% 74% 3% 4% 16% 71% 9%
St. Andrew 1% 6% 71% 19% 0% 6% 71% 20% 1% 3% 56% 37%
St. Anthony of Padua 11% 25% 56% 4% 0% 24% 67% 5% 4% 16% 71% 5%
St. Bernadette 0% 14% 74% 12% 0% 2% 86% 12% 0% 7% 67% 26%
St. Brigid 3% 19% 67% 4% 0% 7% 90% 3% 0% 16% 58% 25%
St. Catherine of Alexandria 7% 24% 53% 13% 1% 18% 68% 10% 0% 13% 60% 24%
St. Christopher 6% 23% 65% 5% 0% 15% 83% 2% 2% 11% 61% 27%
St. Dominic 3% 17% 57% 23% 0% 20% 71% 9% 0% 17% 62% 20%
St. Elizabeth Seton 0% 17% 69% 14% 0% 5% 83% 12% 0% 7% 66% 28%
St. Francis of Assisi 17% 23% 53% 6% 0% 26% 60% 11% 6% 28% 55% 9%
St. Gabriel 6% 8% 73% 12% 0% 15% 73% 12% 0% 10% 67% 23%
St. James 5% 27% 49% 11% 0% 30% 70% 0% 5% 24% 62% 8%
St. Joan of Arc 10% 18% 52% 14% 0% 19% 68% 10% 0% 19% 67% 11%
St. John (Burlington) 10% 6% 75% 4% 2% 25% 73% 0% 4% 17% 73% 6%
St. John (Oakville) 7% 21% 72% 0% 0% 21% 79% 0% 0% 7% 86% 7%
St. Joseph (Acton) 2% 23% 60% 6% 0% 27% 58% 8% 0% 25% 54% 15%
St. Joseph (Oakville) 12% 27% 52% 6% 0% 27% 64% 9% 0% 27% 48% 21%
St. Luke 0% 21% 68% 7% 0% 14% 75% 7% 0% 14% 54% 29%
St. Marguerite d'Youville 2% 15% 74% 6% 0% 7% 87% 4% 0% 7% 69% 22%
St. Mark 0% 13% 71% 7% 0% 11% 78% 4% 4% 18% 60% 11%
St. Matthew 4% 14% 63% 14% 0% 16% 78% 6% 0% 18% 73% 8%
St. Michael 10% 29% 62% 0% 0% 29% 71% 0% 0% 19% 76% 5%
St. Patrick 0% 12% 76% 12% 0% 0% 92% 8% 0% 0% 52% 48%
St. Paul 0% 19% 59% 16% 0% 19% 68% 8% 0% 5% 68% 19%
St. Peter 6% 26% 66% 2% 0% 23% 73% 5% 2% 21% 65% 13%
St. Raphael 0% 11% 63% 26% 0% 6% 77% 17% 0% 11% 66% 23%
St. Timothy 5% 20% 56% 13% 0% 21% 64% 10% 2% 20% 64% 8%
St. Vincent 4% 17% 62% 17% 2% 10% 71% 17% 4% 10% 60% 25%
Percentages may not add up to 100% due to  students who were Exempt or had No Data.  Source: EQAO
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Halton Catholic District School Board
EQAO Junior Division (Grades 4-6) Overall Achievement Results
Spring 2010
Reading Writing Mathematics
Achievement Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
Province                        
Halton Catholic DSB 4% 18% 63% 11% <1% 16% 74% 8% 1% 14% 64% 19%
Ascension 8% 2% 69% 21% 0% 12% 79% 8% 6% 0% 54% 38%
Canadian Martyrs 10% 17% 50% 24% 0% 7% 79% 14% 2% 19% 33% 45%
Guardian Angels 1% 19% 61% 17% 0% 20% 61% 17% 4% 19% 52% 24%
Holy Cross 0% 18% 74% 6% 0% 18% 72% 8% 4% 12% 66% 16%
Holy Family 7% 4% 75% 14% 0% 36% 57% 7% 11% 14% 64% 11%
Holy Rosary (Burlington) 0% 8% 71% 22% 0% 22% 67% 12% 0% 8% 71% 22%
Holy Rosary (Milton) 11% 27% 49% 11% 0% 35% 56% 7% 11% 38% 38% 11%
Mother Teresa 4% 17% 54% 19% 0% 11% 65% 17% 0% 19% 50% 24%
Our Lady of Fatima 2% 13% 71% 15% 0% 21% 68% 10% 5% 24% 61% 8%
Our Lady of Peace 3% 16% 65% 16% 3% 16% 69% 12% 3% 22% 62% 13%
Our Lady of Victory 4% 22% 67% 7% 0% 19% 78% 4% 0% 26% 59% 15%
Pope John Paul II 7% 12% 66% 14% 1% 28% 65% 4% 3% 26% 59% 11%
Sacred Heart of Jesus 0% 12% 77% 11% 0% 15% 77% 8% 5% 18% 68% 9%
St. Andrew 1% 9% 77% 9% 0% 8% 82% 6% 1% 19% 62% 14%
St. Anthony of Padua 9% 15% 57% 15% 0% 19% 62% 15% 2% 30% 57% 9%
St. Bernadette 2% 11% 79% 5% 0% 15% 66% 16% 0% 8% 69% 19%
St. Brigid 2% 23% 65% 9% 0% 26% 68% 5% 2% 28% 59% 10%
St. Catherine of Alexandria 3% 16% 77% 5% 0% 17% 70% 13% 3% 10% 57% 30%
St. Christopher 2% 8% 77% 12% 0% 23% 62% 15% 0% 21% 58% 21%
St. Dominic 2% 11% 74% 11% 0% 20% 61% 19% 0% 19% 59% 22%
St. Elizabeth Seton 0% 14% 71% 16% 0% 14% 75% 12% 2% 25% 47% 25%
St. Francis of Assisi 0% 19% 71% 8% 0% 6% 75% 17% 0% 12% 50% 38%
St. Gabriel 3% 18% 60% 16% 0% 18% 73% 6% 8% 24% 44% 21%
St. James 14% 22% 54% 5% 0% 32% 51% 14% 3% 32% 57% 5%
St. Joan of Arc 2% 10% 57% 29% 2% 10% 80% 8% 2% 39% 43% 16%
St. John (Burlington) 2% 21% 58% 15% 0% 28% 66% 2% 2% 30% 53% 11%
St. John (Oakville) 3% 24% 68% 5% 0% 37% 58% 5% 0% 29% 55% 16%
St. Joseph (Acton) 2% 12% 70% 14% 0% 28% 60% 10% 0% 22% 52% 22%
St. Joseph (Oakville) 2% 12% 71% 14% 0% 24% 71% 5% 0% 31% 60% 10%
St. Luke 2% 12% 76% 10% 0% 14% 86% 0% 2% 7% 76% 14%
St. Marguerite d'Youville 0% 11% 72% 18% 0% 14% 61% 25% 4% 8% 54% 34%
St. Mark 0% 7% 74% 16% 0% 9% 65% 23% 0% 2% 37% 56%
St. Matthew 2% 3% 68% 25% 0% 7% 70% 22% 2% 5% 63% 28%
St. Michael 7% 24% 55% 10% 0% 21% 66% 10% 0% 24% 52% 21%
St. Patrick 2% 10% 75% 12% 0% 8% 72% 20% 5% 18% 58% 20%
St. Paul 2% 9% 74% 13% 0% 33% 50% 15% 4% 26% 54% 13%
St. Peter 4% 7% 69% 20% 0% 16% 62% 22% 2% 29% 45% 24%
St. Raphael 0% 10% 73% 7% 0% 7% 66% 17% 2% 17% 54% 17%
St. Timothy 4% 14% 65% 15% 0% 21% 65% 13% 1% 23% 41% 32%
St. Vincent 0% 11% 77% 13% 0% 2% 85% 13% 0% 11% 77% 13%
Percentages may not add up to 100% due to  students who were Exempt or had No Data. Source: EQAO
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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 33,000 students of all ages. God’s call to love and to serve is nurtured across our 46 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:
Jacqueline Herman
Superintendent of Education, School Effectiveness
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 120
Alternate Media Contact:
Lisa Stocco
Communications Services
Halton Catholic District School Board
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