Achievement and SIP

Measures of Student Achievement and Success

Our school follows the guidelines set out in the OCDSB Policy and Procedures for Student Evaluation, available on the Board’s website .
Students are provided with various opportunities to demonstrate their learning. Teachers use a variety of assessments methods including observations, rubrics, conferences, tests, presentations, learning logs and projects.
All grade 3 and 6 students in the Board are tested by the Educational Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) yearly. Results are on the following pages.
Students in grades 1 to 3 are assessed using GB+ in French and PM Benchmarks in English. Junior teachers have been trained in the use of CASI, an assessment tool for Junior Reading in the English program.
Students earn recognition and/or awards for excellence in academics, for skills and effort, for showing caring and kindness. Students demonstrate their learning: public speaking, drama, choir, recorders, art, athletics, essay and poster contests, a Talent Show and so on.
Character Certificates are awarded to celebrate the accomplishments of students and are presented to students at month end assemblies or daily in our new “Caught in Character” initiative that collects “hands” for our gym wall and visually shows how many students are being caught doing good things!

School Improvement Plans and Initiatives

The Osgoode P.S. School Improvement Plan uses data from documents, observations, administrative records, resource inventories, student records, EQAO and other testing assessment results, questionnaires, interviews and events/programs.
We will continue to give students opportunities to work to integrate and consolidate the literacy and numeracy skills outlined in the provincial curriculum.
We will continue to emphasize student skills of explaining “how” and telling the “why” of their answers.
Teachers will continue to work with parents to improve student communication skills in mathematics, and applying skills to real-life situations.
The Math Resource Room has been expanded and organized to house new manipulatives and Math kits. OPS teachers have developed Character Education knowledge and skills with students, staff and parent community Our teachers use our school’s goals as the basis for their own professional learning.
Use of assessment strategies by the Ministry of Education to develop “rubrics” or charts that describe the knowledge and skills students should demonstrate in reading, writing and mathematics at each of the four levels of achievement.
Teachers will recognize the cross-curricular nature of their writing program by embedding instruction in writing and writing-process skills, in writing activities in all subjects.

Other Initiatives:
  • Monthly Newsletters: Principal & Teacher (posted on school website also)
  • Monthly Assemblies featuring student performances or outside presentations from MASC
  • Daily “Caught in Character” certificates read during announcements each morning
  • Slideshow of students’ photos on television screen in main hallway
  • Character Education certificates, Good Work and French Awards highlighted during monthly assemblies
  • Hot Lunch Program weekly
  • Daily Milk Program
  • Meet the Teacher BBQ in September
  • Christmas Shopping day for students organized by parent volunteers
  • Volunteer Appreciation Celebration in May
  • Family Picnic in June
  • Grade 6 End of Year trip to Camp Iawah
  • STAGE: Children’s Theatre Group run by C. Leese and K. Rossiter
  • Scholastic Book Fairs in September and May
  • Used Book Fair May/June
  • Dance-a-Thon by School Council
  • Movie Nights by School Council
  • Spring Fling by School Council
  • Talent Show
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