McGuinty government committed to raising student achievement

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McGuinty government committed to raising student achievement

Ministry of Education

TORONTO, Oct. 30 - Minister of Education Gerard Kennedy, today said he will work with educators, school boards and parents in a new spirit of co-operation to improve student achievement. Kennedy was responding to results released by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) for Grades 3 and 6 standardized tests in reading, writing and mathematics. "We recognize that our kids need strong reading, writing and math skills to achieve success in school and after they graduate," said Kennedy. "Clearly these results show that we are not making as much progress as everyone would like." "We are committed to finding ways to improve student performance. The best way to do that is to work with everyone involved in Ontario's education system," said Kennedy. "We will start by listening to advice from teachers and other professionals about our plan and then work together to help our students be the best they can be." The summary report containing provincial results for the Grades 3 and 6 assessments may be found at www.eqao.com. Disponible en fran├žais For more information visit www.edu.gov.on.ca.For further information: Media contacts: Dave Ross, Ministry of Education, (416) 325-2709