Royal Orchard Middle School works to develop an environment that values mutual respect, lifelong learning and diversity while celebrating all staff, student and community achievements. The school focuses on cultivating a collaboration of learning throughout the community, the staff, students, parents striving for excellence in the arts, athletics and academics, while emphasizing the importance and celebrating diversity and student success. While focusing on various learning styles, the staff at Royal Orchard Middle School adapts to ensure each students success throughout the school years and this is done through open communication from the staff and parents.
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Grade 6 EQAO Testing Scores
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 students who participated in the EQAO test, 75% of those students scored above the provincial EQAO math average.
Looking at the chart above, we can see the percentage of students who have performed above the EQAO grade 6 standard. Since Royal Orchard Middle School is a middle school, there are only grade 6 EQAO scores. Looking at the year-to-year comparison the school has improved by 7% over the 5 years, with the biggest improvement being in their Reading and Writing scores. The school is still lacking in improving their math scores.