Kemptville Ontario – Students of the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario can be proud of their efforts and achievement in literacy this year, which continue to surpass the provincial standard and results. This success can be attributed to the use of technology in the classroom. By changing the way that information is absorbed, processed, and used, technology is influencing how learners in the Board read, write, listen, and communicate. Technology, combined with good instruction, enables students to access and use information, analyze content, work with ideas, synthesize thoughts, and communicate their thinking.
Mathematics scores reflect a pattern seen across the province. In response to the need to help our students improve their skills in mathematics, the CDSBEO recently developed a Numeracy Action Plan (NAP). The NAP highlights key areas of focus that educators will refer to in order to improve student achievement in mathematics by involving the school community.
CDSBEO continues to work to help students attain positive results. Strategies employed by the Board include: after school homework clubs, higher level thinking skills resources, job-embedded professional learning that promotes best practices in reading, writing and mathematics instruction, balanced literacy, and literacy across the curriculum.
Director of Education, Wm. J. Gartland, indicated that “when we look closely at the data, we can see movement in some of the areas that relate directly to the strategies in our Strategic Plan, such as practicing our shared belief that all students can reach their potential in literacy given sufficient time and support.”
The following tables outline the percentage of students in Grades 3 and 6 achieving or surpassing the provincial target. The provincial average is also provided.
Grade 3 Results
2013-2014 CDSBEO Assessment Results*
Grade 6 Results
2012-2013 CDSBEO Assessment Results*
*results are percentage of students reaching or surpassing the Ministry of Education’s target
The board continues to carefully examine results for patterns and trends. School teams will then use information to support the ongoing development of student learning.
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