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York Region public secondary students continue OSSLT success
News Release
9/22/2015
York Region public secondary students continue OSSLT success

Aurora, ON – Results released today by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) show that York Region District School Board secondary students continue to demonstrate high rates of success in the province-wide testing.

Continuing the positive trend, the percentage of York Region public high school students who passed the 2015 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) substantially exceeded the provincial average. Of the 8,367 Grade 10 students who wrote the test for the first time, 90% were successful, compared with an average success rate of 82% among all school districts across Ontario.

“Our Board is so pleased to see our students continue to perform above the provincial average,” said  Anna DeBartolo, Chair of the York Region District School Board. “We believe this success is a result of  the strong partnerships with parents and members of our school community, combined with our continued focus on student achievement and well-being.

“York Region District School Board continues to inspire learning within our schools and we’re so proud of our students’ and Board’s strong record of achievement,” said J. Philip Parappally, Director of Education, York Region District School Board. “These provincial testing results are the outcome of the hard work and commitment of students, staff and families across York Region.”

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 the York Region District School Board will be published on EQAO’s website on September 23. Individual student reports on Literacy Test results will be sent home with students between September 28 and October 2.

York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 122,000 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.
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​For more information contact:

Christina Choo-Hum
Corporate Communications
Tel: 905-727-0022, x2527

Email: christina.choo-hum@yrdsb.ca

 
 
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