Results released from the Ontario Education Quality and Accountability Office
(EQAO) show Halton District School Board (HDSB) Grade 3, Grade 6, Grade 9 and Grade 10 students perform above the provincial average based on assessments completed in the 2022-2023 school year. These EQAO (hdsb.ca)
results demonstrate that HDSB students are well above the provincial standard (Level 3 & 4, or a B grade or above) in Grade 3 and Grade 6 Reading and Writing, as well as Grade 9 Mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.Mathematics
- In Grade 3 Math, the HDSB outperforms the province by 9.3 percentage points, with 69 per cent students meeting or exceeding the provincial standards in Math.
- In Grade 6 Math, the HDSB exceeds the provincial average by 13.2 percentage points with 62.7 per cent meeting the provincial standard in Math.
- In Grade 9 Mathematics, the HDSB outperforms the provincial average by 15.7 percentage points, with 69.4 per cent of students meeting or exceeding the provincial standards in Math.
- In Grade 3 Reading, 80.5% of HDSB Grade 3 students met or exceeded the provincial standards in reading, exceeding the provincial average by 7.9 per cent.
- In Grade 6 Reading, 89.9% of HDSB Grade 6 students met or exceeded the provincial standards in reading, exceeding the provincial average by 6.2 per cent.
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
- In Grade 3 Writing, 74% of HDSB Grade 3 students met or exceeded the provincial standards in writing, exceeding the provincial average by 8.5 per cent.
- In Grade 6 Writing, 89.5% of HDSB Grade 6 students met or exceeded the provincial standards in writing, exceeding the provincial average by 5.9 per cent.
- In the Grade 10 OSSLT, 92.2% of HDSB students met or exceeded the requirements of the OSSLT, exceeding the provincial average by 7.5 per cent.
EQAO assessment results expand upon the current knowledge about student learning, and serve as an important tool for improvement at the individual, school, school board and provincial levels. The Board uses this data at the school and Board level, along with a variety of other student assessment data, to focus efforts toward continuously improving student achievement.
While students in the HDSB perform well above the provincial average, the Board continues to prioritize Mathematics as an area of focus. Board-wide learning continues to focus on professional development that aligns with the Ontario Math Curriculum, the HDSB Elementary Math Plan and High-Impact Instructional Practices in Mathematics, which support high-quality teaching and learning in math.Quotes
“We are very proud of the HDSB’s EQAO results as the Board continues to exceed the provincial average on all assessments,” says Curtis Ennis, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. “This success is attributed to the hard work, flexibility and dedication of our staff, students and families. This, coupled with the support of our Board of Trustees and our community partners ensures that we remain focused on fulfilling our commitments as outlined in the Multi-Year Plan (2020-2024)
. This support and encouragement is crucial as these partnerships are key in ensuring all students have the tools to be successful and can learn in a supportive and respectful environment. These results demonstrate the impact of our commitment to student well-being and success in all areas of education.”HDSB 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan
The 2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan
(MYP) that lays out five areas of focus, with the overall purpose of setting direction and prioritizing the collective actions of all stakeholders to ensure our efforts as an organization are aligned and coordinated to support the more than 66,000 students, 11,000 staff and the broader HDSB community.Background resources2020-2024 Multi-Year Plan EQAO (hdsb.ca)Literacy & Math ResourcesOntario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)
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