CEPEO Students again improve their EQAO test results : First-Rate Schools that Keep Improving!

Ottawa, September 18, 2013 – The Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario’s students exceeded expectations during the 2012-2013 provincial tests supervised by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). For a fifth consecutive year, CEPEO schools raised or maintained their percentage point results in 7 of the 8 evaluations administered by the EQAO.

 

“CEPEO students show their commitment with such exemplary performances. These results are a source of great pride for our schools and our Board. They show that the learning and teaching strategies implemented help students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for their development and success,” says School Board Chair Gilles Fournier.

 

“Over the next months, principals and staff will be using their respective school’s EQAO data in order to adjust their improvement plan, with the aim of helping students learn better,” indicates Director of Education and Secretary-Treasurer Édith Dumont.  “With a graduation rate for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma of 94%, a rate of 86% for obtaining the bilingualism certificate, and exceptional results in the EQAO provincial tests, the CEPEO is distinguishing itself at the provincial level. The success of all our students is our priority,” adds Mrs. Dumont.

 

Grade 3 Students’ Results: Writing, Reading, Math

 

Grade 3 students improved their results in all three tests, performing exceptionally well. In writing, 87% of schools (20/23) reached or surpassed the provincial standard of 75%, adding to the previous year’s results by 5 to 33 percentage points. In reading, 17 schools (17/23) reached or surpassed the provincial standard. Global results from all schools exceed, by 6 percentage points, last year’s results. In math, 87% of schools (20/23) reached or surpassed the provincial standard.

 

Grade 6 Students’ Results: Writing, Reading, Math

 

Grade 6 students surpassed or maintained their results from last year, with scores higher than the provincial standard. In reading as well as in writing, schools obtained respectively 89% and 88% which, in both cases, is an increase of 2 percentage points over the previous year. In math, schools get results of 82%. Several perfect scores of 100% were recorded.

 

Detailed EQAO results are available at the following link: www.eqao.com.*

 

EQAO Tests, CEPEO Schools Success Rate

2008-2009

2009-2010

2010-2011

2011-2012

2012-2013

Provincial Results

 French Schools

 

%

%

%

%

%

%

Grade 3 – reading (level 3 and level 4)

70

70

71

  76 

82

 

78

Grade 3 – writing (level 3 and level 4)

78

80

82

  82 

85

 

83

Grade 3 – math (level 3 and level 4)

69

72

75

 76

80

 

78

Grade 6 – reading (level 3 and level 4)

77

78

80

 87

89

 

89

Grade 6 – writing (level 3 and level 4)

82

84

85

 88

88

 

86

Grade 6 – math (level 3 and level 4)

83

80

81

 84

82

 

81

 

*Detailed results for each CEPEO school are available on the EQAO website.

 

Results for the other two tests overseen by the EQAO, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) and the provincial Grade 9 math assessment (applied and academic), will be released next week.

 

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Écoles de choix, Conseil de choix.An education and environmental management model, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO) offers the Eco-Responsible Program that includes the UNESCO-recognized ISO14000 program for students, and integrates to its practices the ISO 14001 standard specifying requirements for environmental management systems of buildings and an environmental policy. The CEPEO serves close to 13,000 students and includes 38 French-language primary and secondary schools across Eastern Ontario.

 

 

For information:

Marilyne Guèvremont, Chief of Communications

Phone: 613 742-8960 ext. 2160

Email: marilyne.guevremont@cepeo.on.ca