Achievement and SIP

Achievement and School Improvement Planning

Measures of Student Achievement and Success

Student progress is measured on a daily basis using a variety of methods such as teacher‐designed tests, inpidual and group projects, self‐assessment and peer evaluation, oral presentations and regular marking of notebooks. Results are reported formally to parents three times per year. Assignment Reports and Tracking Sheets may be sent home to help inform parents and guardians of their child’s progress in all grades.

Daily “Agenda Checks’ by teachers keep parents informed. Grade 6 students participate in the Ministry of Education EQAO testing in mathematics, reading, and writing assessment during the spring of each school year. All grade 8 students are assessed using the OCDSB Diagnostic Mathematics Test. Students use portfolios to keep samples of their work. Inpidual standardized assessments are administered on a needs basis. Inpidual Education Plans are developed as needed.

School Improvement Plans and Initiatives

The School Improvement Team, consisting of parents and staff, has developed an Improvement Plan to address numeracy, literacy, and a Safe School Action Team (Anti‐Bullying Awareness)

Other Initiatives:

  • Assignment Reports are a unique method of communicating student progress to parents. Many teachers send these reports home to inform parents regarding the completion of assignments.
  • The School website outlines important events, activities and happenings at the school.
  • The GMS Web site has the most up to date information on student programs and activities. Please visit our website
  • The Honour Roll Society encourages academic excellence.
  • For 2012– 2013 the Earth Care initiative of the OCDSB is operational.
  • Students are encouraged to become part of the wider school community through initiatives such as participation in Toy Mountain, and Food Bank donations.



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