TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ -
The Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board's St. Joseph's Catholic High School (Windsor) is being profiled in the Education Quality and Accountability Office's (EQAO's) Provincial Secondary School Report, released today, for its committed efforts and success improving student achievement.
Fourteen secondary 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.
"We continue to have more and richer conversations about literacy because of the data. Data has been the springboard to our decision making—our decisions for student achievement are grounded in relevant data."
"The results of this school-wide goal have been very rewarding. Students have demonstrated increased skills at solving problems that involve thinking outside the box, and we continue to see a steady improvement."
— Tish Hedderson, Principal, St. Joseph's Catholic High 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 Secondary School in Ontario"
New video resource released by EQAO, "How Many Nickels Make a Dollar? The Importance of Proportional Reasoning in Your Child's Math Development"
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SOURCE: Education Quality and Accountability Office
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