Thunder Bay’s Public School Board is pleased with improvements they’ve seen in reading and writing marks for students in grades three and six.
Spokesperson Sherri-Lynne Pharand tells us they’ve seen an increase in their province-wide standardized test results.
“We have almost 80 percent of the students, so 79% in grade six, and 75% in grade three who are hitting the provincial standard which is levels 3 or 4. People may know it better as B or above.”
However, the Public Board’s grade six students continue to struggle with their math skills, which the standardized test results showed were also a problem province-wide.
Pharand notes they’ll be using the results to tailor their lesson plans in the future.
“We get individual results for our schools and our students, so we’ll look for what areas students are struggling in, what the concepts are that they need additional support for.”
The Superintendent of Education adds their grade three and nine students aren’t having as hard of a time with math as their grade six students.