By Jason Misner
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:30 pm ·  0 Comments
Today the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released results showing Halton District School Board students continue to exceed the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) provincial average.
The OSSLT results for 2014-2015 show the Halton District School Board’s success rate for students writing the test for the first time decreased by two percentage points to 88%, while the provincial average was 82% of students. In the Board, 3,862 students participated in the OSSLT.
In the Halton District School Board, 97 per cent of all Grade 10 students wrote the literacy test in 2014-15 – exceeding the provincial average of 93 per cent – and representing a one per cent increase over the previous year.
Success Rates for OSSLT First Time Writers:
Year 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
HDSB 88% 89% 89% 90% 88%
Ontario 83% 82% 82% 83% 82%
“Although our overall OSSLT percentage dropped slightly, we are very pleased we exceeded the provincial average and proud our students continue to excel and be successful on the literacy test,” said Stuart Miller, Associate Director of Education for the Halton District School Board. “We will closely examine these results and work to identify ways we can continue to position our students for future success.”
The OSSLT assesses whether students have the literacy (reading and writing) skills needed to meet the literacy requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
Oakville Schools Scores:
Abbey Park 93%
Garth Webb 92%
Iroquois Ridge 93%
Oakville Trafalgar 96%
Thomas Blakelock 87%
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