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Algoma District School Board EQAO Results Shared 

On September 21st, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) publicly released the school and school-board results from the 2015/2016 school year.

The Algoma District School Board’s Grade 3 students increased the number of students achieving Levels 3 & 4 to 60% in Reading; decreased by 1% to 64% in Writing; and increased to 57% in Mathematics. This compares to Provincial results which showed the Province achieving 72% in Reading; 74% in Writing; and 63% in Math.  

The Algoma District School Board’s Grade 6 students experienced a decrease in the number of students achieving Levels 3 & 4 to 72% in Reading; decreased to 68% in Writing; and decreased to 40% in Mathematics.  This compares to Provincial results which showed the Province achieving 81% in Reading; 80% in Writing; and 50% in Math. 

Media reporting has placed significant attention on the decline in math scores across the province.  The Algoma District School Board showed an increase in primary math results, but a decrease in junior math results. 

Of ADSB Grade 9 students enrolled in academic level math, 76% of students achieved at or above provincial standard, a decrease of 4% from last year.  For ADSB students enrolled in applied level math, 34% of students achieved at or above provincial standard, a decrease of 12% from last year.  Secondary schools in the ADSB will continue to engage in numeracy collaborative inquiries in grade 9 math classes, continue to build connections with grade 7 and 8 teachers, and continue with the implementation of balanced mathematics programs.

Provincially, 83% of students enrolled in academic math achieved at or above the provincial standard and 45% of students enrolled in applied math achieved at or above the provincial standard.  There were no provincial results from 2014-2015 for comparison.

The percentage of Grade 10 ADSB students who were successful on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) was 68%, which was a decrease of 4% from last year.  Secondary schools in the ADSB will continue to focus on developing reading skills in English classes and continue to focus on integrating reading and writing skills across the curriculum.