Most local French-language Catholic schools meet or exceed requirements on provincial tests

This is the final installment in the series of results we’ve shared lately of how students in local public schools are doing on provincial tests in reading, writing, and mathematics. These figures are for local schools in the French-language Catholic school board, the Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien (CSDCEO).

In elementary schools, grade three and grade six students take tests in reading, writing, and mathematics. In secondary schools, tests are in grade nine mathematics at the applied and academic level, and the Test provincial de compétences linguistiques-TPCL (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test). The tests are developed by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)—or Office de la qualité et de la responsabilité en éducation (OQRE) of the Ministry of Education.

On the elementary tests, the CSDCEO generally meets or exceeds the provincial averages for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. The EQAO however lists the board and individual school statistics for 2015-2017 and 2016-2018 time periods. Three local elementary schools, École élémentaire catholique St-Grégoire in Vankleek Hill, École élémentaire catholique Curé-Labrosse in St-Eugène, École élémentaire catholique St-Jean-Baptiste in L’Orignal, and École élémentaire catholique Elda-Rouleau in Alexandria all exceed the provincial and CSDCEO board averages for grade three reading, writing and math. École élémentaire catholique Paul VI in Hawkesbury, however, is below the board and provincial averages on all of the grade three tests.

 

Grade 3 Reading results; provincial and board averages and number of students per local school meeting or exceeding requirements

Ontario averages

2016-2017; 83%

2017-2018; 84%

2015-2017 2016-2018
Board average 82% 83%
St-Grégoire (Vankleek Hill) 86% 81%
Paul VI (Hawkesbury) 73% 73%
Curé-Labrosse (St-Eugène) 90% 86%
St-Jean-Baptiste (L’Orignal) 84% 85%
Elda-Rouleau (Alexandria) 83% 85%

 

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

Ontario averages

2016-2017; 78%

2017-2018; 76%

2015-2017 2016-2018
Board average 80% 78%
St-Grégoire (Vankleek Hill) 95% 87%
Paul VI (Hawkesbury) 69% 67%
Curé-Labrosse (St-Eugène) 86% 79%
St-Jean-Baptiste (L’Orignal) 81% 77%
Elda-Rouleau (Alexandria) 85% 84%

 

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

Ontario averages

2016-2017; 76%

2017-2018; 75%

2015-2017 2016-2018
Board average 78% 77%
St-Grégoire (Vankleek Hill) 82% 83%
Paul VI (Hawkesbury) 67% 61%
Curé-Labrosse (St-Eugène) 81% 86%
St-Jean-Baptiste (L’Orignal) 86% 82%
Elda-Rouleau (Alexandria) 78% 82%

 

For the grade six tests, reading results at all the elementary schools are very strong. Curé Labrosse school stands out with having a 100 per cent average of students meeting or exceeding provincial requirements.  Every other school has an average of over 90 per cent for the 2016-2018 period. Grade six writing percentages for all schools exceed board and provincial averages 2016-2018 apart from at Paul VI where it is 71 per cent. A similar trend continues with the grade six mathematics figures. Paul VI is below the provincial and board averages but every other elementary school listed is at or above them.

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

Ontario averages

2016-2017; 91%

2017-2018; 92%

2015-2017 2016-2018
Board average 93% 92%
St-Grégoire (Vankleek Hill) 95% 98%
Paul VI (Hawkesbury) 92% 84%
Curé-Labrosse (St-Eugène) 100% 100%
St-Jean-Baptiste (L’Orignal) 97% 96%
Elda-Rouleau (Alexandria) 89% 94%

 

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

Ontario averages

2016-2017; 84%

2017-2018; 78%

2015-2017 2016-2018
Board average 86% 84%
St-Grégoire (Vankleek Hill) 97% 95%
Paul VI (Hawkesbury) 86% 71%
Curé-Labrosse (St-Eugène) 95% 83%
St-Jean-Baptiste (L’Orignal) 94% 94%
Elda-Rouleau (Alexandria) 86% 88%

 

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

Ontario averages

2016-2017; 82%

2017-2018; 83%

2015-2017 2016-2018
Board average 83% 81%
St-Grégoire (Vankleek Hill) 82% 90%
Paul VI (Hawkesbury) 77% 62%
Curé-Labrosse (St-Eugène) 84% 78%
St-Jean-Baptiste (L’Orignal) 92% 90%
Elda-Rouleau (Alexandria) 89% 93%

 

There are greater contrasts between the various percentages on the secondary school mathematics test.  The two French-language Catholic high schools in this area are École secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury and École secondaire catholique Le Relais in Alexandria. The number of students meeting or exceeding requirements in grade nine applied mathematics has increased slightly across the province and board but remain below or just at the provincial and CSDCEO numbers for each school. In grade nine academic mathematics, the averages for both Hawkesbury and Le Relais are below the averages for the board and across Ontario.

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

Ontario average

 

2016-2017; Applied course; 44%

                     Academic course; 85%

 

2017-2018; Applied course; 51%

                     Academic course; 88%

2015-2017 2016-2018
Board average Applied course; 39%

Academic course; 86%

Applied course; 43%

Academic course; 86%

 

 

Hawkesbury Applied course; 28%

Academic course; 75%

Applied course; 30%

Academic course; 76%

Le Relais (Alexandria) Applied course; 39%

Academic course; 84%

Applied course; 39%

Academic course; 84%

 

Statistics from the EQAO/OQRE for the Test provincial de compétences linguistiques-TPCL (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) show separate Ontario averages for students in applied-level and academic-level courses. However, when those percentages are combined into single averages, percentages for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 are created that show a strong majority of students at both Hawkesbury and Le Relais in Alexandria are meeting or exceeding provincial literacy standards.      

 

Test provincial de compétences linguistiquesTPCL (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test); provincial and board averages and number of students per local school meeting or exceeding the provincial standards.


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  2016-2017 2017-2018
Ontario average applied level 73% 70%
Ontario average academic level 97% 98%
Combined Ontario average 85% 84%
  2015-2017 2016-2018
Board percentage of students who fully participated in the test 90%

 

91%
Board percentage of fully participating students who were successful 91% 93%
Hawkesbury, percentage of students who fully participated in the test 91% 90%
Hawkesbury, percentage of fully participating students who were successful

 

92% 92%
Le Relais, (Alexandria), percentage of students who fully participated in the test 87% 86%
Le Relais, (Alexandria), percentage of fully participating students who were successful

 

88% 91%

 

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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