Achievement and SIP

Measures of Student Achievement and Success


Our school follows the guidelines set out in the OCDSB Policy and Procedures for Student Evaluation, available on the Board’s web site (

Ongoing classroom assessment and evaluation form the backbone of our student evaluation policy. Our teachers use assessment tools and practices to guide teaching instruction and improve student learning. Continuous assessment and evaluation tools and practices includes observation, student self-evaluation, teacher/student interviews, peer and group evaluation, written and oral tests, rubrics, checklists, inventories, questionnaires, running records, participation charts, anecdotal records, student logs or journals, and parental input during interview sessions.

The use of portfolios, collections of student work gathered over time, is encouraged.

All students in grade 3 take part in the Provincial EQAO testing.

In grades 1 to 3, teacher’s administer the PM Benchmark (GB+ in Immersion) reading assessment in order to inform instruction.

Formal educational assessments are conducted by our Learning Support Teacher.

School Improvement Plans and Initiatives


Along with the analysis of EQAO results, we consider report card marks, daily observations of student performance, PM Benchmarks, GB+ data, and a variety of demographic factors when formulating School Improvement Plans and Initiatives. The input of staff, parents and students is crucial in this process. Our Data Wall charts trends of student progress and allows staff to make improvements in student learning.

During the current school year, our School Improvement Plan for Student Achievement will continue focus on the following areas:


Improving the achievement of students in mathematics


Instruction is inquiry based, challenging and developmentally appropriate for all students. Students will actively engage in solving problems by expressing ideas, questioning and defending their position to deepen conceptual understanding.

Improving the achievement of students in literacy


Instruction will focus on teaching students the strategies and skills that will enable them to extract, apply, analyze and synthesize, and evaluate information. Learning is deepened through authentic, relevant and meaningful student inquiry.

Our SIPSA is posted on our school website and shared with School Council. Our SIPSA team leads initiatives and as a staff we regularly review data and student work.

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