The results of the EQAO testing have been released for Grades 3 and 6 students in the 2012-13 school year.
While students in Hamilton have shown consistent or improved results in reading and writing, it appears math scores are lagging in both the public and catholic school boards, reflecting a trend across the province.
In the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board results were stable or higher than in 2011-12 on five out of six elementary tests.
Year-over-year gains came in Grade 3 reading and writing, and Grade 6 writing.
Director of Education Dr. John Malloy notes “like the province, we are experiencing challenges in math and we are responding to this challenge through the development and implementation of a comprehensive math strategy.”
For the Catholic Board, the majority of students also continue to meet or exceed the provincial standard in reading and writing, while math scores have taken a downturn, dropping 3 percent in Grade 3 and 6 percent in Grade 6 from the previous year.
Mountview Public School in Hamilton is one of 14 schools being profiled across the province because of the notable improvement in its EQAO results over time.
Over the past five years, there has been a 7% increase of grade 3 students performing at or above the provincial standard in reading, a 9% increase in writing while there has been a 3 % decline of students performing at or above the provincial standard in math.
For grade 6 students, there has been an 8 % increase of students meeting or exceeding the standard in reading, a 9% increase in writing and while there was a 6% decrease for math.