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(Posted 3 p.m., Nov. 25)
EQAO releases Grade 9 math test results

By Fred Sherwin
Orléans Online

The east end’s Ottawa District Catholic Board high schools are doing a better than average job teaching math according to province-wide test results released last week.

Every Grade 9 student was given a standardized test last spring to try and gauge where they stood in relation to other Grade 9 students in the province.

The tests were conducted by the Education Quality Account-ability Office which was established by the province in 1995 as part of an effort to standardize the public education system.

Leading the way among the Catholic board schools was St. Peter High School where 94 per cent of the students in academic mathematics scored at or above the provincial standard, and 76 per cent of the students taking applied mathematics did the same. The board average was 89 and 62 per cent.

The math students at St. Matthew High School managed to just meet the board average with 88 per cent of the academic students meeting or exceeding the provincial standard, and 62 per cent of the applied students managing to make the grade.

The results were not so good at Lester B. Pearson High School where 80 per cent of the students in the academic mathematics course scored at or above the provincial standard, but only 47 per cent of the students in applied mathematics met or exceeded the standard.

The EQAO is also tracking students as the proceed through the system.

According to their data, five per cent of the Lester B. students in applied math who met the provincial standard in Grade 6, failed to do so on last year’s Grade 9 test. Another 30 per cent of the students who failed to meet the provincial standard also failed to meet the standard in Grade 6, meaning their weren’t able to improve their test results.

The good news is that another 30 per cent of the students who did meet or exceeded the provincial standard on last year’s test improved their results after failing to meet the standard on their Grade 6 test.

The news was also much better among the academic students at Lester B., 16 per cent of whom met the provincial standard after failing to do so in Grade 6. Another 66 per cent were able to maintain their results.

At St. Peter High School, 46 per cent of the applied math students met or exceeded the provincial standard after failing to do so on their Grade 6 test, and 12 per cent of the academic math students did the same, however, a full 83 per cent of the students were able to maintain the provincial standard.

For more information on the EQAO tests and the results visit www.eqao.com/Pages/launch.aspx.

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