District students improve test scores

Standardized testing results for students in Grades 3, 6, and 9 from across the province were released yesterday, with most students in Rainy River District continuing to show improvement overall.
The Rainy River District School Board showed particularly good results among its Grade 3 students, with 63 percent either meeting or exceeding the provincial standard in reading.
This is four percent above the provincial average, but four percent below last year’s results in the same category.
Sixty-four percent of students met or exceeded the provincial standard in writing. That’s three percent higher than the provincial average and an eight percent jump over last year’s result.
It was in mathematics that the public board’s Grade 3 students really shone.
A whopping 78 percent of students met or exceeded the provincial average—that’s 10 percent above the provincial average and a remarkable 12 percent rise over last year.
District Grade 6 students also showed improvement, with 62 percent succeeding in reading. While that’s one percent below the provincial average, it marks an eight percent increase over last year.
Grade 6 students also showed great improvement in writing, where 56 percent met or exceeded the provincial standard, compared to just 45 percent last year.
This year’s result is three percent below the provincial average.
And in math, 62 percent succeeded, compared to the average of 60 percent across the province and last year’s result of 56 percent locally.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board showed less dramatic improvements, with 59 percent of Grade 3 students meeting or exceeding the provincial standard in reading.
That is right in line with the provincial average, but three percent less than last year.
Only 55 percent of students succeeded in writing, compared to 61 percent across the Ontario. Last year’s result was 65 percent.
In math, 65 percent of students succeeded. That’s one percent below the provincial average and six percent less than last year.
The Catholic board’s students showed greater improvement in Grade 6, where 63 percent met or exceeded the provincial standard in reading.
That’s right in line with the provincial average, but a 14 percent increase over last year’s result in the same category.
The Grade 6 results in writing—at 62 percent—are three percent above the provincial average and an impressive 10 percent jump over last year.
In math, 59 percent of students met or exceeded the provincial standard. That’s one percent below the provincial average, but an eight percent improvement over last year.
Meanwhile, Fort Frances High School was highlighted in a press release from the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) as having one of the top scores in math in Northwestern Ontario.
Sixty-six percent of students in the academic program, and 31 percent of students in the applied program, met or exceeded the provincial standard in math.
The academic results are the same as last year’s, but are two percent below the provincial average. The applied results are a 10 percent improvement over last year and are five percent above the provincial average.
These results are from the 2004/05 school year.
The provides standardized tests every year in reading, writing, and mathematics for students in Grades 3 and 6.
The EQAO also provides the Grade 9 math test as well as the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.

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