Today’s Outcomes. understand the importance of evidence-based decision making in improving student learning learn more about EQAO as a source of information for evidence-based decision making become familiar with the EQAO assessments as an authentic measure of student learning outcomes
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What would it take to ensurestudent achievement increases atevery grade level, subject area,and with every student group?
Where do we use evidence-based decision making in our own personal and professional lives?
To assess all students according to the curriculum expectations in designated subjects and provide accurate, valid and objective information about their performance to:
Recommendation of the Ontario Government’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts, 2010:
“EQAO should continue its policy of every child testing.”
How do the EQAO Assessments Link to
The Ontario Curriculum?
Elementary and Secondary Framework Documents
“To be successful, all organizations need reliable, objective performance data. Students, parents, educators, policy makers and the public benefit from data that can be used to make reasonable judgments about how well schools are performing and to determine what changes need to be made to make schools better for all students.”
Marguerite Jackson, EQAO CEO
How is Student Achievement Reported?
Primary/Junior Student Report
Pinewood Public School, Dryden
“A positive impact on student achievement must begin with an examination of data that informs instruction, and subsequently guides school improvement planning.”
—Max Bernauer, Principal
As a result of using data to drive educational decision making, teachers report:
• greater differentiation of instruction
• greater collaboration among staff
• increased sense of teacher efficacy
• improved identification of students’
Using Data to Improve Student Achievement 2008
The SIP is a road map that sets out the changes a school needs to make in order to improve the level of student achievement and shows how and when these changes will be made.
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