Wednesday, October 28, 2015 1:30 pm ·  3 Comments
By Jason Misner
Today the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released results showing Halton District School Board students performing well in Grade 9 Academic and Applied Mathematics.
For Grade 9 Math there are different assessments for students in the academic and applied courses. On the Grade 9 Academic Math assessment, 90% of students achieved the provincial standard, a decrease of~one-percentage point over the previous year’s result. In total there were 3,256 students enrolled in Academic Math in 2014-2015.
For the 600 students in Applied Math, 54% attained the provincial standard in 2014-2015, a two percentage point decrease from the previous year.
Labour action by Ontario teacher federations affected the administration of the Grade 3 and 6 assessments and the Grade 9 Math assessment last spring. Since not all schools participated in these assessments, EQAO will not provide a provincial-level result this year.
“We are pleased to see results released from the Education Quality and Accountability Office show our students continue to perform well in Academic and Applied Math,” said Stuart Miller, Director of Education for the Halton District School Board.
“We are completing the third year of a Math strategy designed to increase the confidence of students and teachers in their ability to go deeper into learning Mathematics. We have also hosted Math nights for parents and guardians of students to help them better understand Math instruction. The Halton District School Board will closely examine these latest EQAO results to ensure our students achieve success in Mathematics.”
Note: The provincial standard is Level 3 & 4, or a B grade or above. A table of results is attached.
Oakville’s Schools Received the following results:
Abbey Park High School, Education Quality and Accountability Office, EQAO, Garth Webb Secondary School, Grade 9, Grade 9 Academic Math assessment, Iroquois Ridge High School, Mathematics, Oakville Trafalgar High School, Ontario Ministry of Eduction, Thomas A. Blakelock High School