Brisdale Public School focuses and encourages academic excellence, a sense of belonging, respect, responsibility and acceptance. This is achieved through the active participation of all staff, students and parents working alongside each other to foster a climate of continuous improvement. Their vision is to develop an inclusive community of learners and teach them to adopt to a caring and respectful environment. The school focuses on teaching children a sense of citizenship, co-operation, open communication and works hard to help them reach their full intellectual, physical and emotional potential. They value diversity, individualism, and acceptance of each member of the learning community. Click here to see more information about the school.
EQAO Testing Score
Every year the grade 3 and 6 students participate in provincial wide standardized testing called the EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office) tests. EQAO is an independent agency which was created to measure student’s achievements in Reading, Writing and Math. This is independent to Ontario schools only. These tests are designed to be administered during key periods of the students learning (grade 3, grade 6, grade 9 and grade 10).
The goal of standardized EQAO testing is to assess the quality of education the students are receiving in that particular school. Since all students are given the same tests across the province it creates a valid comparison amongst each other.
The testing scores reported on the EQAO website shows the percentage of students who have performed above provincial average. For example, if the school has a math score of 75%, this means from the number of students who participated in the EQAO test, 75% of those students scored above the provincial EQAO math average.
Looking at the chart, we can see the percentage of students who have performed above the EQAO grade 3 average for Brisdale Public School. You can see the Year-To-Year comparison in the three tested categories (reading, writing & Math). Looking at the 5-year comparison, Brisdale Public School has improved overall on average by 11%, having an average score of 78% in 2015-2017 and an average of 67% in 2013-2015.