On May 5, Centennial Road Public School, Earl Haig Secondary School, and Dunlace Public School were honoured by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) with the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement. Over many years, the uses of the EQAO results, along with other initiatives have helped schools improve student achievement.
Launched in 2009, EQAO introduced the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement program to recognize schools across Ontario for their use of data to enhance and support the progress of their students. EQAO is pleased to honour the recipient schools for their efforts to use EQAO results to improve student learning. Learn more about each school’s achievements below.
Centennial Junior Public School:
•Over the last four years, the number of students who have never met the standard in Grade 3 and 6 has declined
•38% of students’ first language is one other than English
•More than 90% of all students in Grade 6 achieved the provincial standard in reading, writing, and mathematics
Earl Haig Secondary School:
•The percentage of students in applied mathematics meeting the provincial standard has increased from 45% in 2012 to 75% in 2016
•Over the past five years, the average percentage of students in academic mathematics reaching the standard has been 94%
•The school offers more than 75 clubs and councils, as well as 35 sports teams
Dunlace Public School:
•Triple-track school offering English, French Immersion (Senior Kindergarten entry) and Extended French (Grade 4 entry) programs
•80% of the students in the French Immersion track come from the Dunlace catchment area, and 20% of the students in the Extended French track come from the Dunlace catchment area
•More than 90% of all students met the provincial standard in Grade 3 and Grade 6 in reading, writing, and mathematics
Each school implements a number of unique successful programs and tracks students throughout the year to ensure progress. To learn more, read the school profiles in EQAO’s Provincial School Report.