3 p.m., Nov. 25)
EQAO releases Grade 9 math test results
By Fred Sherwin
east ends Ottawa District Catholic Board high schools
are doing a better than average job teaching math according
to province-wide test results released last week.
Grade 9 student was given a standardized test last spring
to try and gauge where they stood in relation to other
Grade 9 students in the province.
tests were conducted by the Education Quality Account-ability
Office which was established by the province in 1995 as
part of an effort to standardize the public education
the way among the Catholic board schools was St. Peter
High School where 94 per cent of the students in academic
mathematics scored at or above the provincial standard,
and 76 per cent of the students taking applied mathematics
did the same. The board average was 89 and 62 per cent.
math students at St. Matthew High School managed to just
meet the board average with 88 per cent of the academic
students meeting or exceeding the provincial standard,
and 62 per cent of the applied students managing to make
results were not so good at Lester B. Pearson High School
where 80 per cent of the students in the academic mathematics
course scored at or above the provincial standard, but
only 47 per cent of the students in applied mathematics
met or exceeded the standard.
EQAO is also tracking students as the proceed through
to their data, five per cent of the Lester B. students
in applied math who met the provincial standard in Grade
6, failed to do so on last years Grade 9 test. Another
30 per cent of the students who failed to meet the provincial
standard also failed to meet the standard in Grade 6,
meaning their werent able to improve their test
good news is that another 30 per cent of the students
who did meet or exceeded the provincial standard on last
years test improved their results after failing
to meet the standard on their Grade 6 test.
news was also much better among the academic students
at Lester B., 16 per cent of whom met the provincial standard
after failing to do so in Grade 6. Another 66 per cent
were able to maintain their results.
St. Peter High School, 46 per cent of the applied math
students met or exceeded the provincial standard after
failing to do so on their Grade 6 test, and 12 per cent
of the academic math students did the same, however, a
full 83 per cent of the students were able to maintain
the provincial standard.
more information on the EQAO tests and the results visit
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