Our Provincial assessment standings are posted on the EQAO website. In our board, 44% of all Grade 6 students were at or above the Provincial Standard (2016-2017). Lately, much attention has been given to the issue of math scores and revisions needed in the math curriculum. I've heard from many concerned parents, we have more work to do.
In the 2017, Rethink Secondary Learning reported that the TVDSB four-year graduation rate was 66.9% and the five-year rate was 78.3% (Ontario Ministry of Education, 2016). Continuing the work on building a positive school culture is important as well as much of the work contained in the Rethink report.
As your trustee, I would work with parents, community members, educators and my colleagues to support better outcomes in these two critical areas. The revised math curriculum will involve a consultation and I will encourage participation from our community and support these efforts.