Hamilton public school students better scores on Grade 6 and Grade 9 math

News Sep 25, 2019 by Richard Leitner hamiltonnews.com

Hamilton’s public school board hit its target of getting closer to the Ontario average on the latest provincial Grade 6 math tests, helped in part by a drop in the latter.

Results for the 2018-19 tests released by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) show 36 per cent of board students met the provincial standard of a B, up one percentage point from the previous year.

While still below the provincial average of 48 per cent, the latter dropped by a point, further narrowing the gap.

Scores on other math tests were mixed, with the 48 per cent of Grade 3s meeting the standard down two points from a year ago and below the provincial average of 58 — yet also narrowing the gap because the latter was down three points.

Grade 9 results were better news, with 82 per cent of students hitting the standard on the academic math test, up one point and closer to the unchanged provincial average of 84.

Just 39 per cent of students writing the Grade 9 applied math test met the standard, but that was up one point and narrowed the gap with the provincial average of 44, down one point.

The public board’s Grade 9 math results were also a rare instance where it outperformed the Catholic board, where 79 per cent of students met the standard on the academic test, down three points, and 38 per cent did so on the applied one, down four points.

Reading and writing test results were also mixed, with the public board lagging the provincial average in grades 3 and 6, and the Catholic board exceeding it.

On the Grade 10 literacy test, which students must pass to graduate, 73 per cent of first-time writers met the standard at the public board, down a point, while 79 per cent did so at the Catholic board, up three. The Ontario average was 80, up one.


Hamilton public school students better scores on Grade 6 and Grade 9 math

Latest EQAO test results mixed for both local boards

News Sep 25, 2019 by Richard Leitner hamiltonnews.com

Hamilton’s public school board hit its target of getting closer to the Ontario average on the latest provincial Grade 6 math tests, helped in part by a drop in the latter.

Results for the 2018-19 tests released by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) show 36 per cent of board students met the provincial standard of a B, up one percentage point from the previous year.

While still below the provincial average of 48 per cent, the latter dropped by a point, further narrowing the gap.

Scores on other math tests were mixed, with the 48 per cent of Grade 3s meeting the standard down two points from a year ago and below the provincial average of 58 — yet also narrowing the gap because the latter was down three points.

Grade 9 results were better news, with 82 per cent of students hitting the standard on the academic math test, up one point and closer to the unchanged provincial average of 84.

Just 39 per cent of students writing the Grade 9 applied math test met the standard, but that was up one point and narrowed the gap with the provincial average of 44, down one point.

The public board’s Grade 9 math results were also a rare instance where it outperformed the Catholic board, where 79 per cent of students met the standard on the academic test, down three points, and 38 per cent did so on the applied one, down four points.

Reading and writing test results were also mixed, with the public board lagging the provincial average in grades 3 and 6, and the Catholic board exceeding it.

On the Grade 10 literacy test, which students must pass to graduate, 73 per cent of first-time writers met the standard at the public board, down a point, while 79 per cent did so at the Catholic board, up three. The Ontario average was 80, up one.


Hamilton public school students better scores on Grade 6 and Grade 9 math

Latest EQAO test results mixed for both local boards

News Sep 25, 2019 by Richard Leitner hamiltonnews.com

Hamilton’s public school board hit its target of getting closer to the Ontario average on the latest provincial Grade 6 math tests, helped in part by a drop in the latter.

Results for the 2018-19 tests released by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) show 36 per cent of board students met the provincial standard of a B, up one percentage point from the previous year.

While still below the provincial average of 48 per cent, the latter dropped by a point, further narrowing the gap.

Scores on other math tests were mixed, with the 48 per cent of Grade 3s meeting the standard down two points from a year ago and below the provincial average of 58 — yet also narrowing the gap because the latter was down three points.

Grade 9 results were better news, with 82 per cent of students hitting the standard on the academic math test, up one point and closer to the unchanged provincial average of 84.

Just 39 per cent of students writing the Grade 9 applied math test met the standard, but that was up one point and narrowed the gap with the provincial average of 44, down one point.

The public board’s Grade 9 math results were also a rare instance where it outperformed the Catholic board, where 79 per cent of students met the standard on the academic test, down three points, and 38 per cent did so on the applied one, down four points.

Reading and writing test results were also mixed, with the public board lagging the provincial average in grades 3 and 6, and the Catholic board exceeding it.

On the Grade 10 literacy test, which students must pass to graduate, 73 per cent of first-time writers met the standard at the public board, down a point, while 79 per cent did so at the Catholic board, up three. The Ontario average was 80, up one.