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Measures of Student Achievement and Success

The school follows the guidelines set out in the OCDSB Policy and Procedures for student evaluation, available on the Board’s website and the Ministry document Growing Success. Student Achievement is based on the expectations stated in the Provincial Curriculum documents for each subject area and grade.

Teacher observation, formal and informal testing.

Yearly, every student review by the Principal, Spec. Ed. Team and the classroom teacher.

Continuation of sections of the ELOT observation survey ‐ assessment for Junior and Senior Kindergarten Students.

Grade 1 and grade 2 students are assessed on the P.M. Benchmarks.

Grade 3 students are assessed on EQAO and P.M. Benchmarks.

Grade 6 students are assessed pm EQAO and CASI.

P.M. Benchmark Tracking Board.

Students’ portfolios, which are shared at parent‐student conferences.

Informal and standardized tests are administered by the Special Education Resource Teacher to support the teachers, diagnose learning strengths and weaknesses and make suggestions for program differentiation.

ESL students are also referred to the Family Reception Centre.

Leveled Literacy Intervention Program.

School Learning Plans and Initiatives

Our teachers strive to create lessons that are relevant and meaningful to their students. They utilize a variety of teaching methods to ensure all students learn to their full capacity. In collaboration, staff plan curriculum units and assessment strategies. Parent and community volunteers dedicate their time to assist in classroom activities.

Staff is committed to directing the school’s activities, resources and energies toward improving student achievement. Resources are reviewed and updated regularly. Many programs have been implemented to enrich and support the areas of Literacy and Numeracy. Some of these include: Balanced Literacy, Literacy and Numeracy Room, Early Literacy Program, Borrow‐a‐Book, Cross Graded Reading Programs for Primary and Junior Divisions, Book Fairs and used book sales, purchase of manipulatives, and Kindergarten take home ‐ reading log program.

We are grateful to our many partners in the community who support the children of Connaught with generous donations of their time and resources.

Our School Improvement Plan has been developed together as a staff team and designed to address areas in the data mentioned in the Measures of Student Achievement and Success. The focus at Connaught P.S. is numeracy. Our goal is to engage our students in problem solving and representing numbers across the curriculum in various subject areas by modeling and teaching explicitly using math talks and accountable talk. Through descriptive feedback and guided practice, students will be able to deepen their understanding in numeracy and demonstrate their understanding, thinking and application skills in authentic contexts beyond the classroom.

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