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York Region public elementary students continue EQAO success
News Release
9/16/2014
York Region public elementary students continue EQAO success

Aurora, ON – York Region District School Board continues to demonstrate leadership and success with the recently released 2014 results from Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).

York Region public school elementary students continue to perform at levels well above the provincial average.

“Teachers and staff in York Region District School Board continue to create successful learning environments, which are resulting in positive assessment outcomes,” said Anna DeBartolo, Chair of the York Region District School Board. “Our Board is incredibly proud of the academic achievements of our elementary students, demonstrated through their recent EQAO results.”

Among Grade 3 students in the York Region District School Board, 77% achieved the provincial standards in reading, 85% in writing and 79% in mathematics. This compares with provincial averages of 70%, 78% and 67% respectively.

Among York Region’s Grade 6 public school students, 86% achieved the provincial standard in reading, 86% in writing and 68% in mathematics. This compares with provincial averages of 79%, 78% and 54% respectively.

“EQAO results provide a snapshot of student achievement,” said J. Philip Parappally, Director of Education, York Region District School Board. “Combined with other measures, such as teacher classroom assessment, EQAO data helps us to identify areas for further improvement within our schools.”

​York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 121,000 students in 174 elementary schools and 32 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit our website: www.yrdsb.ca and follow us on Twitter: @YRDSB.

For further information:
Christina Choo-Hum
Public Affairs and Communications
York Region District School Board
Tel: 905-727-0022 ext. 2527

 
 
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