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Achievement and SIP

Measures of Student Achievement and Success

The Board has developed a Senior Kindergarten screening tool kit. The PM Benchmarks are administered to all students in Grades 1‐3 in the Primary Division. In addition the Grade 3 and Grade 6 students take part in the EQAO Provincial testing that focuses on the areas of Reading, Writing and Math.

At Queen Elizabeth we believe that assessment is a continuous and complex process that helps to drive instruction and learning. Assessment and evaluation is done on a daily basis and it may include some of the following: observation of a student’s performance, teacher prepared tests, formal submission of projects, checklists, inventories, participation charts, rating scales, rubrics, self‐evaluation, peer evaluation, student portfolios, student‐led conferencing and on‐going teacher‐student feedback.

Formal individual academic assessments may be administered to students who are experiencing considerable difficulty in the classroom by qualified Staff. The results are considered in consultation with the parents, teachers and/or Special Education Services and are used to differentiate or modify program delivery to the individual student.

School Improvement Plans and Initiatives

Along with analysis of our grade 3 and 6 EQAO results and a variety of quantitative and qualitative measures of student performance, we have input from staff, students, and School Council in determining goals for school improvement. Our plan looks at two areas of focus:

Our School Improvement plan this year: By June 2013 students will develop the ability to choose and apply critical thinking tools to solve problems ad make informed decisions, as measured by ongoing indicators of progress.

Citizenship: Through Character Education building activities, we are focusing on the development of responsibility to “self”, the school and to the greater community. We aim to increase cultural and religious diversity in the school. We are continually striving to embed the OCDSB character traits into our everyday classroom teaching. We are also improving the breadth and depth of parental engagement on a more consistent basis.

Community Partnerships and Initiatives

Developing community partnerships is a primary focus at Queen Elizabeth School. Our partnerships include:

  • Ottawa Reads Volunteer readers from Borden, Ladner and Gervais (BLG) join the Queen Elizabeth school community periodically to read with our Primary students. They have donated hundreds of books and their volunteers have painted our library.

  • Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa

  • Heros Hockey

  • Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre

  • Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE)

  • Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

  • Crossroads Children’s Centre

  • Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO)

  • Ottawa Public Library

  • Public Health: Healthy & Active Schools

  • Welcome To Kindergarten Program with “The Learning Partnership”

  • Kiwanis Club sponsors our monthly Terrific Kids Assemblies.

  • Rideau High School provides Co‐op Students & sponsors a variety of activities.

  • The City of Ottawa sponsors our Ultra‐Play Skills activities for junior students

  • Local stores and businesses have donated a variety of items for fundraising purposes.

  • Students have participated in “Kids Helping Kids” to raise money for our community.

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