Achievement and SIP

Measures of Student Achievement and Success

The school follows the guidelines set out in the OCDSB Policy and Procedures for Student Evaluation. Students demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways. They are challenged and are provided opportunities to express their knowledge through oral, visual and written assessment methods. Students are given feedback on their strengths and are coached and guided in their skill application using “hands on minds on” problem solving. Provincial EQAO testing at the grade 3 and grade 6 levels occurs in late spring with results available to parents, students and teachers in October of the next school year. EQAO results are used as one of many data sources for developing school learning plans.
PM Benchmarks at the primary level and CASI at the junior level are two examples of classroom reading assessment tools used to baseline student achievement. Teachers utilize this data to effectively structure classroom instruction to improve student learning.

School Improvement Plans and Initiatives

Literacy and Numeracy

  • Quality in literacy and numeracy instruction is a focus in all divisions;
  • Critical thinking and problem solving are areas that are high priority for our staff and students. We strive to provide meaningful tasks that challenge the manner in which our students think and work;
  • Early identification of students experiencing difficulty results in referrals to the Learning Resource team who will help determine a plan of action to enhance opportunities for success;
  • Rich classroom libraries and the school library provide a wide range of reading opportunities;
  • Hands on learning experiences enrich instruction at all levels;
  • Current trends and Ministry initiatives are embraced to enhance student learning.

Student Advocacy

  • Communication with parents and families is prioritized;
  • Provision of a positive and safe place for learning for all our students is proudly celebrated!

Professional Learning Community

Staff work collaboratively and collegiality to foster and develop best practices for their students. Regular staff and division meetings are dedicated to curriculum assessment and evaluation. Staff shares current trends and initiatives to create optimal learning opportunities across all grade levels.

“Leadership in the OCDSB is the demonstration of personal initiative to achieve a positive outcome.”

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