EQAO Profiles a School in Central Ontario for Improving Student Achievement
TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ -
The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board's St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School (Bowmanville) is being profiled in the Education Quality and Accountability Office's (EQAO's) Provincial Elementary School Report, released today, for its committed efforts and success improving student achievement.
Fourteen elementary schools across the province are being profiled this year. Each has been identified because of the notable improvement in its EQAO results over time. Each school team has shared how EQAO and other data have been used to guide instructional programs, which in turn have helped improve the literacy and numeracy skills of students.
"Our staff is highly motivated, open to new initiatives and willing to
take risks to improve student learning. The evidence from EQAO data
informs our decision making."
— Stephen Smith, Principal, St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School
"Staff and community work together to encourage student confidence
around the curriculum and, as a result, EQAO assessments are a series
of activities to showcase what they can do. Students see it as their
time to shine."
— Donna Paquette, Teacher, St. Joseph Catholic Elementary School
"The schools being profiled this year are being recognized for their
success improving student learning and for their effective use of EQAO
data to help guide their reflective practice. Their remarkable outcomes
are a testament to how good information in the hands of dedicated
professionals can be a winning combination for supporting student
achievement. These school stories will no doubt serve to inspire other
schools across the province."
— Bruce Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer, EQAO
Visit www.eqao.com for the following:
EQAO's provincial news release "EQAO Publishes Student Achievement Results for Every Elementary School in Ontario"
Infographic: Info graphic: 5 Things This Year's EQAO Results Reveal About Student Learning in Ontario
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