PSHS recognized for improvement in Grade 9 math
PARRY SOUND – Parry Sound High School was recently recognized for its’ students improvement in Grade 9 math.
The high school was one of two northeastern schools that were profiled in the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO) provincial reports released last week.
“EQAO results not only help schools identify areas of student learning that need attention, they also help them gauge the effectiveness of their improvement efforts,” said EQAO chief executive officer Marguerite Jackson. “The schools being profiled this year will surely inspire other schools and their communities across the province.”
The 27 schools being profiled this year are noted for their leadership, data-driven strategies and whole-school approaches to helping each student succeed.
“Data identifies trends, clusters and individuals,” said PSHS principal Andy Gagné. “You can’t make changes in your school if you are not informed. The data informs you. It tells you where your strengths and weaknesses are. It’s that simple.”
Near North District School Board trustee Jim Beatty, who represents Parry Sounders on the board, said he’s pleased with the positive feedback.
“It’s so encouraging to see the results to start to improve,” said Beatty. “I’m encouraged by that and I think many of our other schools are seeing gradual increases in the EQAO scores – whether it’s math or literacy.”