Above and below-average scores for local English Catholic students in provincial tests

Students at St. Jude Catholic Elementary School in Vankleek Hill are scoring lower on provincial tests in reading, writing, and mathematics than their counterparts elsewhere in the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), according to numbers from the Ministry of Education’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). Meanwhile, students at St. Finnan’s Catholic Elementary School in Alexandria are meeting or exceeding the provincial and board standards. At the elementary level, students in grades three and six write the tests.

At the secondary level, provincial tests are complete for grade nine mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). English-speaking Catholic students from the Vankleek Hill and Alexandria areas usually attend St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School in Hammond or Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School on Tyotown Road near Cornwall. At both high schools, students in the grade nine applied mathematics course are scoring significantly below the Ontario and CDSBEO averages. Meanwhile, the academic level mathematics students scored at or significantly above board and provincial averages. Completion rates of the OSSLT are very high for both secondary schools.  Success rates were higher however at St. Francis Xavier than at Holy Trinity.

Grade 3 Reading results; provincial and board test averages and number of students per local school meeting or exceeding the provincial average.

Ontario test average 2016-2017 Ontario test average 2017-2018 CDSBEO test average 2015-2017 CDSBEO average 2016-2018 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2015-2017 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2016-2018 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2015-2017 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2016-2018
74% 75% 74% 76% 48% 55% 69% 71%

 

Grade 3 Writing results; provincial and board test averages and percentage of students per local school meeting or exceeding the provincial average.

Ontario test average 2016-2017 Ontario test average 2017-2018 CDSBEO test average 2015-2017 CDSBEO test average 2016-2018 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2015-2017 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2016-2018 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2015-2017 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2016-2018
73% 72% 78% 79% 57% 54% 74% 82%

 

Grade 3 Mathematics results; provincial and board test averages and percentage of students per local school meeting or exceeding the provincial average.

Ontario test average 2016-2017 Ontario test average 2017-2018 CDSBEO test average 2015-2017 CDSBEO test average 2016-2018 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2015-2017 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2016-2018 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2015-2017 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2016-2018
62% 61% 60% 61% 45% 39% 62% 66%

 

Grade 6 Reading results; provincial and board test averages and number of students per local school meeting or exceeding the provincial average.

Ontario test average 2016-2017 Ontario test average 2017-2018 CDSBEO test average 2015-2017 CDSBEO test average 2016-2018 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2015-2017 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2016-2018 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2015-2017 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2016-2018
81% 82% 81% 82% 69% 81% 80% 77%

Grade 6 Writing Results; provincial and board test averages and number of students per local school meeting the provincial average.

Ontario test average 2016-2017 Ontario test average 2017-2018 CDSBEO test average 2015-2017 CDSBEO test average 2016-2018 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2015-2017 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2016-2018 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2015-2017 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2016-2018
79% 80% 80% 80% 66% 73% 80% 81%

 

Grade 6 Mathematics Results; provincial and board test averages and number of students per local school meeting or exceeding the provincial average.

Ontario test average 2016-2017 Ontario test average 2017-2018 CDSBEO test average 2015-2017 CDSBEO test average 2016-2018 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2015-2017 St Jude C.E.S. Vankleek Hill 2016-2018 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2015-2017 St. Finnan’s C.E.S. Alexandria 2016-2018
50% 59% 46% 45% 26% 36% 52% 56%

 

Grade 9 Mathematics; provincial and board test averages and number of students per local school meeting or exceeding the provincial average.

Ontario test average 2016-2017 Applied course; 44%

Academic course; 83%

Applied Course by school Academic Course by school
Ontario test average 2017-2018 Applied course; 45%

Academic course; 84%

St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School, Hammond

 

2015-2017; 53%

 

2016-2018; 44%

 

 

 

St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School, Hammond; %

 

2015-2017; 85%

 

2016-2018; 83%

 

CDSBEO test average 2015-2017 Applied course; 50%

Academic course; 85%

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School (R.R.#1 Cornwall)

 

2015-2017; 48%

 

2016-2018; 53%

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School (R.R.#1 Cornwall)

 

2015-2017; 92%

 

2016-2018; 94%

CDSBEO test average 2016-2018 Applied course; 52%

Academic course; 86%

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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test; provincial and board test averages and number of students per local school meeting or exceeding the provincial average.


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  2016-2017 2017-2018
Ontario test average score 81% 79%
  2015-2017 2016-2018
CDSBEO percentage of students who fully participated in the test 94%

 

94%
CDSBEO percentage of fully participating students who were successful 83% 81%
St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School, Hammond, percentage of students who fully participated in the test 96% 95%
St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School, Hammond, percentage of fully participating students who were successful

 

83% 83%
Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School (R.R.#1 Cornwall), percentage of students who fully participated in the test 95% 94%
Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School (R.R.#1 Cornwall), percentage of fully participating students who were successful

 

80%% 75%

James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor.He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets.James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.
James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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