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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Measuring The Characteristics Of A School

Last week EQAO released its results and the assessment captures the performance of students at one point in time each year. When reviewing these results there are six question that EQAO suggests to ask when looking at your school results:

1. What percentage of the students in my school have met the provincial standard in reading, writing and/or math?

2. What has the school’s trend been in each of these subjects over the past five years?
3. If there is no clear trend in my school’s results, is it because only a small number of students are writing the test each year? For example, if only 10 students wrote the test in a given year, a single student can be the difference between the school showing 60% and 70% of students meeting the standard.
4. How do the trends and current results of my school compare to those of my school board and the province?
5. How do my school’s demographics compare to those of the school board or the province? Every school is unique, and you should evaluate your school’s results in the context of its distinctive student population. Demographic information included in EQAO school reports allows you to understand the results and characteristics of your school in relation to those of the board and the province as a whole.
6. What is my school’s improvement plan for reading, writing and math?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Character Education

Parents want nothing more than for their children to grow up into well-mannered individuals and give the proper respect to other people. Which is why character education is an important part in their studies, because success in life does not always rely on academics.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BringIT Together

BringIT Together #bit15 was a great experience with new learning in a few days The sessions I had attended shared excellent examples of deep learning with technology and gave a boost to my PLN.  Leaving with so many ideas to share with my staff it is hard to imagine how our schools will scale up such pedagogical instruction without support from digital tools and media.