EQAO results: MDHS ties best OSSLT result in at least nine years, Grade 9 Applied math achievement up over 20%

Hunter Culhane •

The results of the 2019 EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office) Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test were released Wednesday, showing admirable results for Milton District High School.

Compared to last year, the number of Grade 9 Applied math students who met or exceeded the provincial standard increased by some 22%. As a result, the percentage of students who met or exceeded the provincial standard at MD is greater than the Halton District School Board (HDSB) and Ontario-wide achievement averages in this measure.

In Grade 9 Academic math, the result was similar to previous years. 86% of MD students met or exceeded the provincial standard—in line with the five-year average for the school. Milton District is ahead of the provincial average in this area as well.

In addition, MD achieved an outstanding result on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. The Grade 10s performed excellently this year—91% of first-time eligible students were successful.

This represents a 5% increase from the previous assessment, and ties the 2014 result as the best results since at least 2011*. In this measure, Milton District High School achieved results 5% higher than the HDSB average and 11% better than the Ontario average.

This year’s provincial report is available on the EQAO website.

* Online records only go back to 2011. These may actually be the best-ever results for MD.

Sources: EQAO School Reports for Milton District High School, 2011–2019.