Dr. Bette Stephenson Recognition of Achievement Award
Each year, EQAO recognizes schools in Ontario that have effectively used data to support student learning. This year, the Dr. Bette Stephenson Recognition of Achievement is being presented to schools that have nurtured students' passion for math and led to academic success.
This year, EQAO is recognizing Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School as the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement.
"It is evident that this school's students have demonstrated their fulfillment of curriculum expectations on EQAO assessments during the last three years, as well as an interest in math. It's important to recognize the tremendous work of school staff to foster positive attitudes and their use of strategies to support students," Norah Marsh, Chief Executive Officer.
Schools recognized through the Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement program have used a wide range of information, including EQAO data, to develop action plans based on their unique circumstances, and they have seen improvements in student achievement over time. Criteria for selection vary each year to highlight different areas of focus in public education. Through the program, EQAO aims to profile public and Catholic schools that are representative of each region of the province.
This recognition is named in honour of Dr. Bette M. Stephenson, former minister of Education and former minister of Colleges and Universities in Ontario. Dr. Stephenson is also currently director emeritus on EQAO's board of directors.
This recognition program was established to celebrate the work of schools and to pay tribute to Dr. Stephenson's lifelong commitment and contribution to education and public service.