NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO, Sept. 14, 2011 /CNW/ - One of the 15 schools
profiled in the Education Quality and Accountability Office's (EQAO's) Provincial Reports, released today, is located in northwestern Ontario: the
Keewatin-Patricia District School Board's Pinewood Public School. Like
all schools being profiled by EQAO this year, Pinewood Public School is
representative of the many dedicated school communities throughout
Ontario. This school is notable for its leadership, data-driven
strategies and whole-school approaches to helping every child succeed.
Although faced with their own unique circumstances, each profiled
school has adopted an action plan to work toward improved student
outcomes using provincial assessment results as a guide.
Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division
(Grades 1-3) and Junior Division (Grades 4-6)
Pinewood Public School, Dryden
"A positive impact on student achievement must begin with an examination
of data that informs instruction, and subsequently guides school
—Max Bernauer, principal
"We are pleased to profile in our provincial reports a number of schools
from across the province that are using EQAO and other data to
determine areas of focus for their improvement plans," said Marguerite Jackson, EQAO's Chief Executive Officer. "It's evident in their stories that
each of these schools has made a firm commitment to evidence-based
decision making in support of student progress. Profiling these schools
in this way will offer ideas and inspiration to other school
communities across the province."
Some of the common factors that the profiled schools have identified in
addressing the literacy and numeracy needs of students are professional
learning communities; data-driven decision making; a whole-school
approach to literacy, numeracy and student achievement; small-group
learning for literacy and numeracy; differentiated instruction;
high-quality teaching; early intervention; tracking of all student
progress; parental involvement; the coordination of school and board
improvement planning and the implementation of Ministry of Education
The provincial news release "EQAO Releases School and Board Achievement Results and Profiles 15
Schools" and a backgrounder are also available.
Results for all publicly funded elementary and secondary schools and
their school boards are available at www.eqao.com.
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SOURCE Education Quality and Accountability Office
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