For Grade 9 Math, there are different assessments for students in the academic and applied courses. The Grade 9 Academic Math assessment results decreased by one percentage point to 91% however they remain above the provincial average of 84%. In total, there were 3,597 students enrolled in the Academic Math course in 2017-2018.
For the 616 students in Grade 9 Applied Math, results increased from 52% to 54% this year. This is nine percentage points above the provincial average of 45%.
The OSSLT results for 2017-2018 were also released today. The HDSB’s success rate for students writing the test for the first time decreased by two percentage points from last year to 85%. This is similar to the drop in the provincial average from 81% to 79%. The overall results for the OSSLT demonstrate that students in the Halton District School Board continue to have strong literacy skills.
“We are proud of our strong EQAO Math scores for 2017-2018, and are especially encouraged to see a two-percentage point increase in Grade 9 Applied Math,” says David Boag, Associate Director for the Halton District School Board. “Last year, the HDSB implemented a new Math strategy and this strategy is bearing positive results. We will continue to ensure math and literacy remain core areas of interest and focus as we continue to support all of our students.”
For more information, including school-based results, visit the EQAO website.
For additional information, contact:
David Boag, Associate Director of Education
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456