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York Region public secondary students outperform provincial average
News Release
9/24/2019
York Region public secondary students outperform provincial average
Aurora, ON – Results released today by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) show that York Region District School Board secondary students continue to outperform provincial averages in the province-wide testing. 
 
Of the 8,783 Grade 10 students who wrote the 2019 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) for the first time, 89% were successful, compared with an average success rate of 80% among all school districts across Ontario.
 
For the Grade 9 mathematics assessment, 90% of York Region public secondary students in the “Academic” stream and 45% of students in the “Applied” stream achieved the provincial standard. This compares with a provincial average of 84% of “Academic” stream students and 44% of “Applied” stream students who achieved the standard.
 
“We are pleased to see our students continue to perform above the provincial average. Through our new Multi-Year Strategic Plan, our Board of Trustees demonstrate our commitment to student success,” said Corrie McBain, Chair of the York Region District School Board. “YRDSB continues to focus on student achievement and well-being.”
 
“Along with other classroom assessment and student demographic data collected from our Every Student Counts Survey, we will use EQAO data to help us better meet the needs of our underserved and underperforming students,” said Louise Sirisko, Director of Education, York Region District School Board. “With the support of families, our dedicated staff members, partners and our communities, our work continues to create warm, welcoming and inclusive learning environments where students know that they matter, that they belong and they can succeed.”
 
The OSSLT has been administered each year since 2002 by the EQAO.  Passing the test or alternatively, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, is a requirement for high school graduation. 
 
Individual school results for York Region District School Board will be published on EQAO’s website on September 25. 

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 127,000 students in 180 elementary schools and 33 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 more information contact:
Corporate Communications
York Region District School Board
Tel: 905-727-0022 ext. 2527

 
 
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