DAN CEARNS, The Standard
KAWARTHA LAKES: Trillium Lakelands District School Board trustees heard an update on the board’s goals for the elementary Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) test at a board meeting on Tuesday, April 25th.
“Last year, we underachieved with our results comparatively with the province. However, we’re encouraged because in comparing our 2018 and 2019 results, we maintained our averages, given a plus or minus of three percentage points coming out of a pandemic,” Superintendent Jay MacJanet told trustees.
He noted numeracy is one of the areas the board is focusing on with students and called it a “province-wide challenge.”
“We will continue to narrow our focus to foundational strategies, and make sure our staff has the resources and professional development to have increased impact in our classrooms,” Superintendent MacJanet said.
The board has set a goal of improving Grade 3 and Grade 6 math and reading, and writing results by three percent.
“We are confident we have the right plan and focus,” Superintendent MacJanet stated.
This year, EQAO testing will take place between May 24th and June 9th.
“From this data, along with our system data and classroom data, all of this data allows us to get a clearer picture of our learners and aids in focusing our efforts on closing learning gaps [which] may surface,” Superintendent MacJanet explained.