AFRICENTRIC (BLACK-FOCUSED) SCHOOLS: LITERATURE REVIEW: In response to the TDSB's consideration of the possible establishment of an Africentric Alternative School to address the needs of our Black student population, the request was made to conduct a literature review on the effectiveness of such schools. Click here for the full report (2008).
CARING AND SAFE SCHOOLS: A caring, safe, respectful, orderly, and purposeful learning environment, in which everyone is engaged and demonstrates personal and social responsibility, is essential to student learning. In support of the collective efforts of TDSB staff to ensure continuous improvement and high levels of success for all students, this fact sheet provides TDSB student suspension information by demographic and family background characteristics, as captured and measured by the TDSB's Student and Parent Census and the Student Information System. Click here for the fact sheet (2013).
CENSUS: STUDENT AND PARENT CENSUS PUBLICATIONS: For publications regarding the Student and Parent Census (2011-12), as well as the Student Census (2006) and Parent Census (2006), please visit the Student and Parent Census Publications page.
CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS IN THE FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE PROGRAMS AT THE TORONTO DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD: This research brief outlines demographic and achievement characteristics for the students in the French Immersion (FI) and Extended French (EF) programs at the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). Click here for the research brief (2015).
GRADE 3 & 6 ACHIEVEMENT OUTCOMES: This fact sheet summarizes the academic achievement patterns of the TDSB'S Grade 3 and 6 students using various demographic and student family background characteristics from the TDSB’s Parent Census and School Information Systems (SIS) in 2007-08 and 2011-12. Click here for the fact sheet (2014).
GRADE 7 & 8 ACHIEVEMENT OUTCOMES: This fact sheet summarizes the academic achievement patterns of the TDSB's Grade 7 and 8 students using various demographic and student family background characteristics from the TDSB’s Student Census and School Information Systems (SIS) in 2006‐07 and 2011‐12. Click here for the fact sheet (2014).
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES INDEX (LOI): The LOI ranks TDSB schools based on measures of external challenges affecting student success. Click here for the full report (2014).
MAPS REPRESENTING DEMOGRAPHICS AND ACHIEVEMENT BY GEOGRAPHIC AREA: This report is intended to geographically illustrate socio-economic, demographic, and achievement characteristics of students in the Toronto District School Board. It is an update of a series of maps originally produced in Fall 2002 and a subsequent update in Spring 2005. Click here for the full report (2015).
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY VS SCREEN TIME: WHO'S DOING WHAT AND HOW MUCH?: This article highlights TDSB findings, some of which are referenced in the 2011 Get Active Toronto Report on Physical Activity. Data from the TDSB 2006 Student Census was re-examined for a closer look at the relationships between demographic factors and middle-level and secondary school students participation patterns in a number of areas. Click here for the Research Today article (2011).
PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING STUDENTS IN THE TDSB: AN OVERVIEW: This document combines demographic information, Federal Census data, as well as relevant scholarly literature to guide the recently formed TDSB Task Force supporting our TDSB Portuguese-speaking students. It first presents historical information about our Portuguese-speaking students, followed by a summary of external literature pertaining to the Portuguese-speaking community within and outside of Canada, and finally current academic achievement trends within the TDSB. Click here for the overview (2011).
POST-SECONDARY PATTERNS: 17 YEAR OLD STUDENTS: This report looks at the post-secondary applications of 17 year olds in Grade 9 in the 2007 applications cycle. It looks at who confirmed an offer of admission from Ontario universities and community colleges; who applied but did not confirm an offer of admission; and who did not apply to post-secondary school in 2007. It examines demographic information, including data from the 2006 Student Census, Grades 7-12. Click here for the overview and the full report (2009).
SINGLE-SEX SCHOOLS: LITERATURE REVIEW: This review examines the recent literature and research regarding the notion of single-sex schools, with a particular focus on the needs of and the educational options for boys, and specifically all-boy schools. It addresses different perspectives of the issue, the influences that are shaping recent directions, and the research evidence that informs these conversations. Click here for the full report (2009).
STUDENT GROUP OVERVIEWS: ABORIGINAL HERITAGE, AFGHAN, PORTUGUESE-SPEAKING, SOMALI-SPEAKING, AND SPANISH SPEAKING STUDENTS: The Overviews presented in this report (2015) examine available demographic, socio-economic, and achievement information on five socio-economically challenged student groups in the TDSB. Comparisons are made to the overall TDSB population. Information is taken from a variety of available sources. The Overviews are intended to be updated on a periodic basis to provide information on achievement gaps, student outcome differences, and changes over time.
STUDENT SUCCESS INDICATORS FACT SHEETS:
The Student Success Indicators Fact Sheets from 2011-2012 incorporated information from TDSB’s School Information Systems (SIS), with data from the TDSB’s 2007 and 2011 Parent Censuses, and the 2006 and 2011 Student Censuses.
Issue 1 - Year 1 (Grade 9) Annual Credit Accumulation looks at patterns of secondary school Year 1 (Grade 9) students who completed 8 or more credits, or fewer than 8 credits. Patterns of credit accumulation for participants in the 2011-12 Student Census were compared to results from the 2006-07 Student Census. Click here for the fact sheet (2013).
Issue 2 - OSSLT, Percentage of Successful Students looks at patterns of completing the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Patterns of credit accumulation for students who completed the 2012 OSSLT and the 2011-2012 Student Census were compared to results from 2006-2007. Click here for the fact sheet (2013).
Issue 3 - Caring and Safe Schools examines 2011-12 suspension rates by students’ demographic and family background characteristics. Information came from the TDSB's School Information Systems (SIS), the first Student Census in 2006 (Grade 7-12 students), the first Parent Census in 2007 (parents of Kindergarten to Grade 6 students, and the 2011-12 Student Census and Parent Census. Click here for the fact sheet (2013).
Issue 4 - Year 4 (Grade 12) Student Outcomes looks at academic attainment based on graduation outcomes of students in Year 4 (Grade 12). Patterns of students who participated in the 2011-12 Student Census were compared to those in the 2006-07 Student Census. Click here for the fact sheet (2013).
Issue 5 - Absenteeism @ the TDSB focuses on average absenteeism rates comparing grade panels (JK/SK, Grades 1 to 8, and Grades 9 to 12). Information came from the TDSB’s School Information Systems (SIS) and the 2011-12 Student Census and Parent Census. Click here for the fact sheet (2013).
Issue 6 - Year 4 (Grade 12) Students’ Post-secondary Pathways examines how Year 4 (Grade 12) students made the transition into Ontario colleges and universities in 2011-12. This fact sheet incorporates information from four sources: the TDSB’s School Information Systems (SIS) from 2011-12; the 2011-12 Student Census; 2012 application information from the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC); and 2012 application information from the Ontario College Application Service (OCAS). Click here for the fact sheet (2013).