Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) assessment results for reading, writing and mathematics show continuous improvement since the implementation of the board’s strategic plan in 2016, according to results released by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).
“Our students are getting a quality, world-class education,” said Elaine Ranney, superintendent, student achievement and well-being. “The release of the latest results from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) offers a snapshot of where we have had great success and informs us about areas that require further refinement.”
Since the implementation of the Strategic Plan in 2016, WRDSB has met or exceeded the provincial average in 3 measures and bridged the gap in five others.
“With the implementation of our strategic plan in 2016, we set ambitious targets focussing on three specific areas: mathematics, graduation rates and student and staff well-being,” said Lila Read, associate director of education. “If we can’t measure it we can’t monitor it, and EQAO results are one of a number of tools that provide us with key data to measure the effectiveness of our strategies. The Board of Trustees and the entire team at WRDSB are aligned to ensure our students receive the support and resources that they need to be successful.”
“We know that it can take time to see changes when implementing strategies, and while I am encouraged by the progress we have seen over time in our results since 2016, we still have work to do,” said Jayne Herring, chair of the board of trustees. “Trustees remain committed to working with our senior team through our strategic plan to create positive outcomes for each and every student”