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Interpreting Performance Based Data
-- Huron Heights SS EQAO Report

Huron Heights Secondary School was opened in 1962. It is a public high school offering Grade 9 to Grade 12 curriculums in the York Region District School Board which is located in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada and serves students from the Newmarket and East Gwillimbury area. It is also home to the Regional Arts education program for North York Region, called Arts Huron, which provides students with a quality education in dance, drama, visual arts, technology, and music. This article is to analyzesis how Huron Heights SS students perform in mathematic courses according to the 2013-2014 assessment report data of Grade 9 Applied and Academic Mathematics subjects from the Educational Quality Accountability Office (EQAO) of Ontario. However, The EQAO results have limitations to see the school’s overall picture. This article will is also to discuss where the limitations are, how to dig deeply for more data and help the school to for its improvements, as well as for students’ achievements.
I. Meaningful Patterns in the Data
The 2013-2014 EQAO-Huron Heights report gives a good indication of how students performed relatively from 2009 to 2014, and relative to those throughout the board and the province. Some meaningful patterns are found in the data.
Applied Mathematics - The school report for Grade 9 Applied Math assessment results shows a decreasing trend of percentage points of students at or above the provincial standard at Huron Heights from 47% in 2011-2012 to37% in 2013-2014, while the board and province reports show increasing trends. For each school year starting in 2009, the school has a lower achievementing rate than the board, while the board has a higher rate than the province. In 2013-2014, there are only 37% of all students that meet the standard (Level 3&4), which is 20% lower than the…...

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