TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2013 /CNW/ -
The District School Board Ontario North East's Englehart Public School (Englehart) 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.
"Research tells us if and where we can close the gap. Data helps us have concrete evidence to back that up."
"Data collection has to be purposeful. You need to be clear about why you're collecting the data and what you're going to use it for."
— Keri Shepherdson, Principal, Englehart Public 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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SOURCE: Education Quality and Accountability Office
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