Local boards improve EQAO marks

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The McGuinty Liberals have said improving education is their priority and according to the recent provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) test results, they are seeing some success.

Although the Hamilton public board still lags behind the provincial average, they have seen increases in all Grade 3, 6 and 9 classes in reading, writing and mathematics.

"The teachers and the students have worked hard and we are very pleased to see these improvements in student achievement," said Dr. Chris Spence, Director of Education for the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB).

"For example, 58 per cent of Grade 3 students who participated in the assessment scored at level 3 and 4 in reading," he added. "This exceeds the board target of 55 per cent. Similarly, Grade 6 students achieved and exceeded the improvement targets set for all areas."

The Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board has continually surpassed the local public board on the provincial tests and are celebrating this year's results because they exceeded the provincial standard (70 to 100 per cent).

"The board is extremely pleased with the significant increases in all subject areas," said chairperson Patrick J. Daly. "The steady improvement in our students' performance is a testament to the outstanding work and dedication of our classroom teachers, principals, support staff and administration. Their commitment to continuous improvement ensures that all students continue to achieve excellence."

Catholic board results for 2004-2005 show a gain of two to eight per cent in all subject areas.

Daly could not comment or speculate on why the Catholic board continually scores higher in the testing compared to the public board.

EQAO is an independent agency of the Ontario government providing accurate, objective and clear information about student achievement. The results are reviewed by the minister of education.

Local boards improve EQAO marks

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The McGuinty Liberals have said improving education is their priority and according to the recent provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) test results, they are seeing some success.

Although the Hamilton public board still lags behind the provincial average, they have seen increases in all Grade 3, 6 and 9 classes in reading, writing and mathematics.

"The teachers and the students have worked hard and we are very pleased to see these improvements in student achievement," said Dr. Chris Spence, Director of Education for the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB).

"For example, 58 per cent of Grade 3 students who participated in the assessment scored at level 3 and 4 in reading," he added. "This exceeds the board target of 55 per cent. Similarly, Grade 6 students achieved and exceeded the improvement targets set for all areas."

The Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board has continually surpassed the local public board on the provincial tests and are celebrating this year's results because they exceeded the provincial standard (70 to 100 per cent).

"The board is extremely pleased with the significant increases in all subject areas," said chairperson Patrick J. Daly. "The steady improvement in our students' performance is a testament to the outstanding work and dedication of our classroom teachers, principals, support staff and administration. Their commitment to continuous improvement ensures that all students continue to achieve excellence."

Catholic board results for 2004-2005 show a gain of two to eight per cent in all subject areas.

Daly could not comment or speculate on why the Catholic board continually scores higher in the testing compared to the public board.

EQAO is an independent agency of the Ontario government providing accurate, objective and clear information about student achievement. The results are reviewed by the minister of education.

Local boards improve EQAO marks

News Nov 22, 2006 Flamborough Review

The McGuinty Liberals have said improving education is their priority and according to the recent provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) test results, they are seeing some success.

Although the Hamilton public board still lags behind the provincial average, they have seen increases in all Grade 3, 6 and 9 classes in reading, writing and mathematics.

"The teachers and the students have worked hard and we are very pleased to see these improvements in student achievement," said Dr. Chris Spence, Director of Education for the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB).

"For example, 58 per cent of Grade 3 students who participated in the assessment scored at level 3 and 4 in reading," he added. "This exceeds the board target of 55 per cent. Similarly, Grade 6 students achieved and exceeded the improvement targets set for all areas."

The Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board has continually surpassed the local public board on the provincial tests and are celebrating this year's results because they exceeded the provincial standard (70 to 100 per cent).

"The board is extremely pleased with the significant increases in all subject areas," said chairperson Patrick J. Daly. "The steady improvement in our students' performance is a testament to the outstanding work and dedication of our classroom teachers, principals, support staff and administration. Their commitment to continuous improvement ensures that all students continue to achieve excellence."

Catholic board results for 2004-2005 show a gain of two to eight per cent in all subject areas.

Daly could not comment or speculate on why the Catholic board continually scores higher in the testing compared to the public board.

EQAO is an independent agency of the Ontario government providing accurate, objective and clear information about student achievement. The results are reviewed by the minister of education.