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Wellington Grade 9 students beat provincial EQAO averages

by Jaime Myslik

GUELPH - Grade 9 students from Wellington County and Guelph met or exceeded math standards at a rate higher than the provincial average.

WCDSB

At the Wellington Catholic District School Board (WCDSB), Grade 9 students exceeded the provincial average for meeting or exceeding Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) math standards.

And more Catholic Grade 10 students passed the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test than the provincial average for 2016-17.

Results released on Sept. 20 show a drop in math EQAO test results, with 84% of academic Grade 9 math students successfully meeting provincial standards, compared to 90% in 2015-16.

In applied math 58% of WCDSB students reached the provincial standard in 2016-17, compared to 57% the previous year.

“We are pleased with the results for both the academic and applied levels, and our staff remain committed to knowing and understanding each of our learners to support them in achieving their full potential,” said WCDSB director of education Tamara Nugent.

WCDSB had a higher success rate (86%) for Grade 10 students who wrote the Ontario Secondary School Literacy (OSSLT) than the provincial average of 81%. However, the WCDSB rate decreased slightly compared to last year’s 87%.

“We are very pleased with the consistently high success rates for all of our students,” said Tim Yawney, assistant superintendent of education.

“The teachers, support staff, administrators and program staff all play key roles in ensuring the individual needs of our students are met. Our mutual goals are to create and sustain the conditions for the greatest number of students to be successful.”

UGDSB

Results show that 90% of academic and 58% of applied Upper Grand District School Board Grade 9 math students met or exceeded the EQAO provincial standard and beat the provincial averages of 83% and 44% respectively.

Yet the OSSLT 80% success rate for Grade 10 students was below the provincial average of 81%.

“The result is one percentage point below the provincial average of 81 per cent,” said an UGDSB press release.

“For the past five years Upper Grand DSB has been either the same as or within one or two percentage points of the provincial average.”

The 90% academic Grade 9 math success rate was higher than last year’s 89%.

However, the success rate was far lower for  students in the applied stream, with 58% of students meeting the provincial standard this year compared to 71% last year.

The percentage of UGDSB Grade 10 students who successfully completed the OSSLT also went down from 82% in 2015-16 to 80% in 2016-17.

WCDSB school results

- Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School, math: academic 91%, applied 71%; literacy: 86%;

- Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School, math: academic 92%, applied 71%; literacy: 87%; and

- St. James Catholic High School, math: academic 69%, applied 45%; literacy: 84%.

UGDSB school results

- Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute, math: academic 91%, applied 65%; literacy: 85%;

- Centre Wellington District High School, math: academic 85%, applied 70%; literacy: 82%;

- College Heights Secondary School, math: academic no data, applied 66%; literacy: 25%;

- Erin District High School, math: academic 88%, applied 66%; literacy: 90%;

- Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute, math: academic 92%, applied 48%; literacy: 85%;

- John F. Ross Collegiate and Vocational Institute, math: academic 91%, applied 63%; literacy: 90%;

- Norwell District Secondary School, math: academic 85%, applied 59%; literacy: 77%; and

- Wellington Heights Secondary School, math: academic 82%, applied 29%; literacy: 79%.

 

October 6, 2017

 
 

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