Chess Team (2017)
Chess Team (2017)
Canadian Achievement Test.4
Canadian Achievement Tests Fourth Edition (CAT.4) has become one of the most widely used series of achievement tests in Canada and focuses in the areas of mathematics and language/reading skills. As an indicator of PCA’s student performance levels vis-à-vis national performance rankings, PCA administers the standardized Canadian Achievement Tests each year to two different grades. This year the Grade 3 and Grade 7 classes were administered the CAT4 battery of tests just one month into the year. The exact grade level testing, therefore, was 3.1 and 7.1. The skills areas that were targeted for Grade 3 were reading, word analysis, vocabulary, writing conventions, mathematics, computation/estimation and spelling. As a class, the Grade 3’s scored a grade equivalent rating of 5.9 (almost grade 6 level!) in 6 of the seven areas. The Grade 7’s were tested for reading, vocabulary, writing conventions, spelling, mathematics and computation/estimation. Here are our Grade 7 grade equivalent ratings: reading (9.8), vocabulary (9.9), writing conventions (9.9), spelling (9.9), mathematics (9.9) and computation/estimation (8.6).
In 2011 and 2013 the tests were administered to Grades 3 and 5. Again the testing was done in October, so the grade levels at writing were 3.1 and 5.1. In 2011 the mean grade equivalent ratings for Grade 3 averaged 4.6 in all areas tested and 6.9 for Grade 5 in all areas tested. In 2013 the results were the same for Grade 3 and even stronger at 7.9 for Grade 5. These outstanding results reflect very favourably the calibre of our students and the quality of our teaching. For more information on CAT.4, you can visit the website, here.
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is administered annually and is an Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirement. Students are eligible for the first time in Grade 10. If students are not successful in Grade 10 or enter Peoples Christian Academy in Grade 11 or 12, the Literacy Test may be written during Grade 11 or 12. Since 2003, PCA has had an over 90% success rate for all participating students.
For the past 5 years,
PCA OSSLT Average Passing Rate: 95%
Provincial OSSLT Average Passing Rate: 82%
For more information on OSSLT, visit the EQAO website, here.
ACSI Spelling Bee (Discontinued since 2015)
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