OCSB Students Surpass Provincial Averages On All EQAO Tests

Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) students continue to outpace provincial averages on the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) standardized tests. 

Grade / Testing AreaOttawa Catholic School BoardProvince
Grade 3 Reading81 %74 %
Grade 3 Writing79 %69 %
Grade 3 Mathematics66 %58 %
Grade 6 Reading85 %81 %
Grade 6 Writing86 %82 %
Grade 6 Mathematics53 %48 %
Grade 9 Applied Mathematics52 %44 %
Grade 9 Academic Mathematics89 %84 %
OSSLT - First-time eligible students84 %80 %

OCSB results have consistently outperformed the provincial average in all assessments subject areas over the last six years. “Our educators work purposely to ensure literacy and numeracy are system-wide priorities. They do this through a culture of innovation, encouraging our students to become critical thinkers,” said, Chair of the Board Mark D. Mullan.

The EQAO standardized tests happened in the school year 2018-2019 in Grades 3, 6, 9, & 10. The tests assess literacy and numeracy.  

Director of Education, Denise Andre said, “Our staff carefully review the evidenced-based data to align their strategies with best practices to improve learning and teaching. Which creates opportunities for personalized learning based on the needs and interests of their students.”

The school board uses the EQAO data as one of its sources of information when developing school improvement plans. These plans pay particular attention to literacy and mathematics. EQAO test results serve as a snapshot of a student’s achievement compared to the provincial standard. 

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