Student Achievement Plan

What is the Student Achievement Plan?

The Student Achievement Plan was developed by the Ontario Ministry of Education as part of the Better Schools and Student Outcomes Act, 2023. The plan includes goals and measures that all school boards across Ontario must use to track student achievement, engagement, and well-being.

School boards must also use this information to create action plans for improving outcomes for students related to achievement in core academic skills, preparation for future success, and engagement and well-being. This plan is a way for school boards to share data and goals with the public.

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When is the plan posted and how often will it be updated?

The plan is being posted on April 2, 2024, and it will be updated annually.

Where does the data come from?

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) provided data from the 2022-2023 academic year. The Ministry of Education provided data from the 2021-2022 academic year.

Forthcoming data for two of the indicators will be provided by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) at a later date.

What improvements have been made at Thames Valley since the data was collected?

Student Achievement Plan: Actions and Strategies 2023-2024
Priority # 1: Achievement of Learning Outcomes in Core Academic Skills

Goal # 1: Improve students’ literacy learning and achievement

  • Established a literacy goal in every school
  • Established School Literacy Teams in every school
  • Increased teacher allocations to support reading instruction
  • Developed and distributed the TVDSB Early Literacy Guide for families and caregivers
  • Increased literacy programming and resources to support Indigenous students

Goal # 2: Improve students’ math learning and achievement

  • Established a math goal in every school
  • Established School Math Teams in prioritized schools
  • Dedicated Superintendent to Numeracy
  • EQAO preparation in schools for provincial assessments
  • Supported use of numeracy assessment tools (Key Concepts of Counting; Early Numeracy Screener)
Priority # 2: Preparation of Students for Future Success

Goal # 3: Improve students’ graduation rates and preparedness for future success

  • Graduation coach program implementation (Black and Indigenous focus)
  • Created Multi-Lingual Taskforce to support graduation and post secondary pathways
  • Expanded community partnerships and outreach to support all post secondary pathways
  • Created Student Success Team Taskforce
  • Increased awareness of Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) & Dual Credit program offerings
Priority # 3: Student Engagement & Well-Being

Goal # 4: Improve students’ participation in class time and learning

  • Implemented supportive and corrective responses to incidents which reduced suspensions
  • Implemented evidence-informed relationship-based board wide approach
  • Created an Attendance Taskforce
  • Developed Attendance Matters Campaign
  • Partnered with Public Health Units to support Attendance Matters strategies

Goal # 5: Improve student well-being

  • Developed Safe and Inclusive School Plans for every school
  • Created online Family Well-Being Community Workshop Series
  • Created Mental Heath Awareness Taskforce
  • Created Mental Health Awareness campaign, newsletter and Student Trustee videos
  • Developed Anti-Sex Trafficking Protocol in collaboration with community agencies

Student Achievement Plan (PDF)

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