Students in the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB) have outscored the provincial average in the 2013–2014 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments.
Recently released results of the EQAO tests, which are given to Grade 3 and 6 students across the province, showed that RCCDSB students notably exceeded the provincial average in all reading, writing and mathematics categories.
“The EQAO results are a testament to the ongoing hard work and dedication of our students and their teachers,” says RCCDSB Chair Bob Michaud. “We are very proud of our students’ achievements in these 2013–2014 assessments.”
The Board is also pleased to note that St. Mary’s Catholic School in Deep River will be profiled as one of EQAO’s School Stories. “These schools have adopted action plans based on their unique circumstances, are committed to student success and work hard to ensure that students have the supports they need to achieve this success,” wrote Debra Rantz, EQAO Chief Assessment Officer, in a September 11 email.
Director of Education Michele Arbour says, “The EQAO results are an opportunity to celebrate the outstanding teaching and learning that animates our Catholic schools.” She adds that she is grateful for the “professionalism and commitment of our staff as well as the high level of engagement of our pupils.”
Jaimie Perry, Superintendent of Education adds, “The EQAO results provide the Board program team, school leaders and staff additional evidence to guide continual improvement in instructional practice. An ongoing area of focus will be our mathematics strategy. While our students score well above the province in mathematics, we still see this as an opportunity for further growth and professional dialogue. We know that our entire team has the professionalism and passion to equip our students with the foundational skills necessary to engage as 21st century learners. While we continue to seek growth, we are very proud of these overall results.”
September 17, 2014
For further information, please contact:
Michele Arbour, Director of Education
Renfrew County Catholic District School Board
499 Pembroke Street West
Pembroke, ON K8A 5P1
Phone: 613-735-1031 or 1-800-267-019l