PVNC Grade 9 EQAO math results higher than provincial average

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Board sees strong improvements in primary, junior math results.

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) today released 2016-17 results for primary and junior assessments in reading, writing and mathematics, Grade 9 assessments in academic and applied mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.

The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington (PVNC) Catholic District School Board is pleased that results for both the Grade 9 academic and applied mathematics assessments show our Grade 9 students are continuing to perform above the provincial average. In the applied math results, our board-wide average (64%) was 20 percentage points higher than the provincial average (44%) and our board-wide average in the academic results was 85%, compared to 83% provincially.

The EQAO math results for PVNC’s primary (Grade 3) and junior (Grade 6) assessments show encouraging gains from the year before. Our primary results increased four percentage points to 59% and our junior results increased 11 percentage points to 46%. Both those averages remain lower than the provincial average (62% for primary and 50% for junior) showing an area that requires continued support.

“As a Board, the EQAO results give us an indication that we’re heading in the right direction in mathematics, continuing to surpass the provincial average in Grade 9 results and making significant improvements to our primary and junior scores,” Director of Education Michael Nasello said. “Ensuring our educators have additional support and resources in the area of mathematics continues to be one of our top priorities.”

The Board’s results in primary and junior reading and writing were on par or higher than the provincial average. Results from the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) indicate that 77% of PVNC’s participating students were successful on their first attempt.

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