Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) results in standardized tests for reading, writing and mathematics continue to make progress towards the provincial average in results released by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).
In 2017-18, WRDSB continues to be above the provincial average in Grade 9 applied mathematics. Results for previously-eligible students for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) also remained above the provincial average.
“Two years ago we set ambitious goals for improving outcomes in the areas of mathematics, graduation rates and well-being across our district,” said John Bryant, director of education. “Since then, staff have worked diligently to engage students in their learning and the results released by EQAO are a testament to their hard work. We have seen increases in five of the six areas in Grade 3 and 6 assessments. Results in Grade 9 mathematics also continue to improve. These results are encouraging, but we still have work to do as we continue to close the gap between our results and the province.”
Since the implementation of the Strategic Plan in 2016, WRDSB has seen an increase in results each year. Results this year show an increase in six measures, closing the gap in six out of ten assessments. Trustees of Waterloo Region District School Board remain committed to working with the senior team through the strategic plan to create positive outcomes for each and every student.