The Hastings-Prince Edward District School Board has released the provincial assessments results for Primary (Grade 3) and Junior (Grade 6) students who wrote the Education Quality and Assessment Office (EQAO) provincial assessments in the spring. In the Primary group students maintained a level of 57% in Reading, the provincial result was 70%. In Writing, student results declined from 62% to 59%, as compared to the provincial result of 78%. The board notes that in the past ten years results have improved by 7 percent in Reading and 10 percent in Writing. In Mathematics, there was a decline from 55% to 52%, provincial result remained at 67%.
Students in the Junior group maintained an achievement level of 69% in Reading, as compared to the provincial result of 79%.In Writing, student results maintained an achievement level of 62%, as compared to the provincial result of 78%. In the Junior level results in both Reading and Writing over the past 10 years, have shown steady growth of 18 percentage points. In Mathematics, however, junior level student results declined from 43% to 38%. The provincial results also declined from 57% to 54%. Results of the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be released on September 24, 2014.