School test results here on par with province

  • Jul. 11, 2011 5:00 a.m.

The majority of grade 4 and 7 students on Haida Gwaii can read, write and work with numbers at the expected level, according to test results released last week by the Ministry of Education. Students in grades 4 and 7 across the province write the Foundation Skills Assessment every year. Students on Haida Gwaii did about the same as the provincial average this year, although in one area, grade 4 reading, the results were particularly good. About 75 percent of the grade 4s on Haida Gwaii are meeting or exceeding expectations in reading, compared to 69 percent provincially. The grade 4s also did better than the provincial average in numeracy, with 69 percent of islands students meeting or exceeding expectations, compared to 67 percent provincially. In grade 4 writing, 69 percent of students here met or exceeded expectations, compared to 73 percent provincially. Sk’aadgaa Naay elementary had incredibly good results in grade 4 writing, with every student meeting or exceeding expectations except one, who didn’t write the test. Grade 7 results were slightly lower than the grade 4 results both province-wide and on Haida Gwaii. About 65 percent of grade 7s on the island are reading at the expected level, a result which is almost the same as the 66 percent across the province. About 68 percent of grade 7s here met or exceeded expectations for writing skills, compared to 72 percent provincially. And finally, 59 percent of islands grade 7s met or exceeded expectations in numeracy, compared to 62 percent provincially. According to the Ministry of Education, there is a strong relationship between how well students do on these tests, and their future success in completing school.

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