Board EQAO Results

Board EQAO Results

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has publicly released their 2022-2023 results, reporting for the second year on the student achievement results of its digitalized and modernized provincial assessment.

The results reflect the achievement of participating students across the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board (NPSC) in the Primary (Grades 1-3) and Junior (Grades 4-6) Reading, Writing and Mathematics assessments, the Grade 9 Mathematics assessment, and the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

Our EQAO achievement results reveal alignment with overall provincial trends reflecting stability in the Junior assessments achieving 80% in Reading and 77% Writing, and strong increases in achievement for students in the OSSLT with an increase of 5% over last year and on par with the Provincial results of 85%. While achievement in Mathematics across the assessment areas remains below provincial standard, incremental progress reflecting an upward trend is noted in Grade 6 and Grade 9 Mathematics. Results in the Primary assessment reflect a small decrease over last year’s results and continues to be a key area of focus for improvement.

As a result of the modernization of the EQAO assessments, both data sets below continue to build a new baseline of data both at the local and provincial levels, and are based on a digital administration, new EQAO assessment frameworks, a de-streamed mathematics curriculum and changes in reporting. Additional details on our Board and school level results can be found below and on the EQAO website.

This data will play an important role in identifying trends to inform specific strategies in support of student learning. Over the coming weeks, our staff will be using the contextual, achievement and perceptual data that EQAO provides to inform instruction and Board and school student achievement action plans. NPSC will also continue to prioritize foundational learning supports in the core academic areas of mathematics and literacy to support improvement in student achievement and the success of all our students.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to our staff for their dedication and focused work to ensure our students experience success and reach their full potential.

For more information on assessment results, please contact Victoria Johnson, Executive Assistant to the Director of Education, at 705-472-1201.