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Not Much Movement With EQAO Scores, But School Board Still Calls Them “Concerning”

Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board’s Superintendent of Curriculum Services called this year’s EQAO results “concerning.”

“The data shows that our students continue to perform below the province,” Tina Elliot says.

41-percent of students meet the grade nine math standard, which is up four-percent from last year. At North Hastings High School, 22-percent meet the provincial standard, which is slightly down. The results for all students in Ontario are down one-percent as well, sitting at 44-percent.

“We want to see a better outcome than this for our students,” Elliot says. “We are going to pause and think about how we can work differently and more closely with our classroom and school educators to reverse the achievement trends.”

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While the numbers for applied math are down, North Hastings High and the school board fared better with academic math. NHHS is down one-percent this year for grade nine academic math, while 78-percent made the grade once again this year across the school board. 84-percent of students in Ontario met the provincial standard.

North Hastings High School students scored the same for the literacy test as did the rest of the students in Ontario at 80-percent. That’s 13-percent higher than the rest of the school board.

“Together with their guidance and the partnership of our families, our school board will continue to be diligent in reversing this trend in support of all students first and all students achieving,” Elliot says.

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