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HCDSB News Release
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Halton Catholic Students Still Scoring Above Provincial Average in EQAO Testing
 



On September 19, 2018, the Halton Catholic District School Board (HCDSB) published its Board results of the province-wide 2017-2018 EQAO Assessments for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics in Grade 3, Primary Division; Assessments for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics in Grade 6, Junior Division; as well as Assessments for Grade 9 Mathematics, and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).


The overall results at the Halton Catholic District School Board remain above the province-wide results in all EQAO testing.​

HCDSB Quick Facts - 2017-2018:

  • Grade 3 Assessments indicate that 84% of students in Reading, 80% of students in Writing, and 73% of students in Mathematics met or exceeded the provincial standards.
  • Grade 6 Assessments indicate that 87% of students in Reading, 88% of students in Writing, and 60% of students in Mathematics met or exceeded the provincial standards.
  • Grade 9 Assessments for Mathematics indicate that 90% of the Board's Grade 9 students met or exceeded the provincial standard in Academic Math, and 55% of Grade 9 students met or exceeded the provincial standard in Applied Math. The difference in percentage for Grade 9 Academic Math over the past year was 5 percent. 
  • Grade 9 Academic and Applied Math Programs were based on the Grade 9 expectations for students in the Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10 Mathematics, which sets Level 3 as the provincial standard.
  • OSSLT results indicate that 86% of the Board's fully participating, and first-time eligible secondary students who wrote the test successfully completed the assessment.
  • OSSLT was conducted in the Spring of 2018 by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) and is based on the expectations for reading and writing across all core subjects in the Ontario Curriculum, up to the end of Grade 9.


Grade 3 EQAO Results:

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Grade 6 EQAO Results:

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Grade 9 EQAO Results:

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Please note that provincial EQAO data for Grade 3, Grade 6 and Grade 9 was not available for the 2014-2015 year.​

OSSLT Results:

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"We are very proud of the achievements of our students as they continue to meet and exceed the provincial standards in all areas. We know in large part the success of our students is a reflection of the highly skilled and dedicated teachers in our classrooms who are committed to meeting the individual needs of our students. As in all of our work there is room for improvement, and we will continue to monitor and refine our efforts to support and enhance student learning.”
- Pat Daly, Director of Education

Learn More:

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 can be accessed on the EQAO website at www.eqao.com.

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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 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
bartuccia@hcdsb.org
Alternate Media Contact:
Juliana Gligoric
Junior Communications Officer
Halton Catholic District School Board
905-632-6314, ext. 230
gligoricj@hcdsb.org
 

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