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TDSB Releases EQAO and OSSLT Results

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Categories: News Releases

Today, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released achievement results for the Toronto District School Board (TDSB).

Grade 3 Reading, Writing and Mathematics Results

Results for 2017-18 show that the percentage of Grade 3 students who performed at or above the provincial standard stayed the same in Reading (75%), decreased by 1 percentage points in Writing (75% to 74%), and decreased by 3 percentage points in Mathematics (65% to 62%) compared to 2016-17.

Grade 6 Reading, Writing and Mathematics Results

Results for 2017-18 show that the percentage of Grade 6 students who performed at or above the provincial standard stayed the same in Reading (81%), stayed the same in Writing (81%), and decreased by 2 percentage points in Mathematics (54% to 52%) compared to 2016-17.

Grade 9 Mathematics Results

Results for 2017-18 indicate that the percentage of Grade 9 students who performed at or above the provincial standard stayed the same in Applied Mathematics (28%) and decreased by 1 percentage point in Academic Mathematics (80% to 79%), compared to 2016-17.

Grade 10 Literacy Results

Results from the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) for 2017-18, stayed the same at 81%, compared to 2016-17. At the same time, the proportion of successful first-time eligible students in the province declined 2 percentage points (81% to 79%).

Following the release of EQAO and OSSLT results, TDSB staff, administrators and teachers analyze the data to determine appropriate strategies, programs and initiatives aimed at improving student achievement, specifically in mathematics, as this is a priority across the province and in the TDSB.

Moving forward, we will continue to identify new and innovative ways to connect with students and use a variety of resources and technologies to help students make real-life connections with mathematics and improve their knowledge, skills, and proficiency in mathematics. All schools will review EQAO results to identify areas where more support is required and will ensure that this is reflected in school improvement plans. System resources will be provided where necessary and we will also focus on supporting teachers to build their capacity in mathematics content knowledge and to identify effective classroom practices in teaching mathematics.

Quick Facts

  • To view the full results, please visit the TDSB website.
  • Compared to the province, a large proportion of students (78%) at the TDSB take math at the academic level and results remain high at 79%.
  • Year over year, more students are taking academic level math courses and being successful. Since 2010-11, the percentage of students enrolled in math courses at the academic level has increased from 69% to 78% and overall results have been maintained.

“We are encouraged by EQAO results that show students continue to be successful in reading and writing. Improving student success in mathematics is a focus at the TDSB and across the province and we are committed to working at both the system and school level to ensure students have the supports they need to develop a strong foundation in mathematics.”

John Malloy, Director, TDSB

“Teachers in classrooms across the system work every day to support student success and provide students with what they require to develop strong skills in reading, writing and math. Today’s results are an overview of achievement across the system and will be used to help with planning at the system and school level.”

Robin Pilkey, Chair, TDSB

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