It may come as no surprise to parents but the latest EQAO results show that local school boards are performing below the provincial average when it comes to math.
The Education Quality and Accountability office released numbers from across the province last month showing that only 50 per cent of Grade 6 students were achieving the provincial standard in math.
Locally, those numbers are even lower.
At the Catholic school board 48 per cent of students met provincial requirements, while the public board sat at 38 per cent.
Manny Figueiredo, Director of Education for the Hamilton Wentworth District School board says he’s not pleased with the numbers and hopes Ontario’s renewed math strategy can help.
“Make sure we have dedicated time just like we did in literacy.”
“We have to make sure we have that three hundred minutes of math dedicated time because that’s a priority and then making sure there is a balanced approach in instruction.”
Figueiredo adds that last year there was no EQAO test to help adjust targets at the school board level.
The Hamilton Wentworth Catholic Disctrict School board meantime met or surpassed the provincial average in both reading and writing.
The Halton District School Board topped provincial results in all six categories of the primary and junior assessments.
For complete EQAO results by board or school visit : EQAO.COM