Achievement and SIP

Achievement and School Improvement Planning

Measures of Student Achievement and Success

Teachers administer diagnostic tests in September and throughout the year to assess vocabulary and reading

comprehension as well as survey basic math skills. One Progress Report and two report cards are distributed per year in grades 1 to 5 and twice a year to kindergarten students. Teachers conduct interviews initially with all parents and then on an as‐needed basis for the balance of the year. Students who receive extensive support follow Inpidual Education Plans (IEP’s) for supported programs. Grade 3 students participate in EQAO Testing in May/June. Teachers use ongoing assessments including tests, quizzes, oral presentations, rubric, portfolios for assessing student progress and planning future instruction. PM Benchmarks and Trousse d’evaluation en lecture de GB+ are administered to Regular English classes grades 1‐3 and Early French Immersion classes grades 1‐3 early fall and throughout the school year. Comprehension, Attitude, Strategies and Interest assessments (CASI) and French Comprehension Test administered to English and French Immersion junior classes throughout the year.

School Improvement Plans and Initiatives

• Staff reviews formal testing, informal assessment, report cards, OCDSB evaluations, and a variety of demographic

information to assist in formulating the annual School Improvement Plan.

• All students are following a Balanced Day timetable allowing for a 120 minute uninterrupted Literacy Block for all

primary children and a 100 minute uninterrupted Literacy Block for all junior children. Students receive a 60

minute math block.

• All students registered in our English program are on blocked Literacy timetables to accommodate the inclusion

of Special Education/ESL teachers in the regular classroom.

• Focus for this year is on the use of formal and informal feedback as part of the learning cycle and on

understanding the criteria used for assessing tasks.

• Educational assistants work with students who require additional academic or behavioural support.

• All students have their reading levels assessed in the fall and spring, and additionally on an as needed basis.

• Yearly in‐school competition is held for the French Public Speaking Contest.

• Yearly in‐school competition is held for the English Public Speaking Contest.

• Borrow‐ a‐Book Program at the primary level.

• English and French Immersion literacy room with ample resources available to all teachers.

• School database of literacy, mathematics and science resources accessible to all teachers.

• Bi‐weekly Round‐Up Newsletter

• Early learning Program Initiative (Full‐day kindergarten)

• Extended Day Care

• Breakfast Program supported through OCRI

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