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School boards see small gains in test scores

Across Greater Toronto, school boards are reporting small increases in math, reading and writing test scores.

Across Greater Toronto, school boards are reporting small increases in math, reading and writing test scores.

For Toronto’s public board overall, 60 per cent of Grade 3 students met provincial standards in reading, 70 per cent in writing and 71 per cent in math.

For Grade 6 students, 69 per cent met reading standards, 71 per cent writing and 63 per cent math.

For the York Region District School Board, typically among the best in the province, 70 per cent of Grade 3 students met reading standards, 80 per cent writing and 81 per cent math.

In Grade 6, 79 per cent met reading standards, 80 writing and 73 math.

The tests, by the provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office, assess students in the three subject areas in grades 3 and 6, as well as math in Grade 9 and a literacy test in Grade 10 — which students must pass in order to graduate.

“I am very proud of the hard work shown by students, staff and everyone in our schools as we continue to work together to close the achievement gap and move forward with our Vision of Hope,” said Chris Spence, director of education for the Toronto public board.

 
 
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