School Board Releases Student Performance Stats
Prince George, B.C. – Aboriginal graduation rates continue to rise in the Prince George school district.
That’s according to the district’s Draft Framework for Enhancing Student Learning, 2017-2021, released at last night’s public Board meeting.
From 2011-2012 to 2015-2016 the six-year completion rate for Aboriginal students has increased from 55 per cent to 62 per cent.
But despite the increase, they continue to lag behind non-aboriginal graduation rates (78 per cent in 2015-2016. Down from 82 per cent in 2011-2012).
The Framework also revealed that despite a 10 per cent increase in the number of Grade 2 students reading at grade level, just 51 per cent of students are reading at expected levels for Grade 2.
Numbers also show district students continue to fall behind the provincial average for reading and writing in both Grade 4 & 7 as measured by provincial Foundation Skills Assessment.
Numeracy data also showed students continue to fall below the provincial average for FSA’s at Grades 4 & 7.
In addition to this, six-year completion rates fall below the provincial average by 10 per cent.
In response to the findings, the district said it plans to support its teachers in helping students reach their learning potential.
Some of that work will include implementation of comprehensive curriculum resources, professional development and teacher training and academic intervention.
The School Act requires all boards of education to prepare and publish the Framework for Enhancing Student Learning. It’s a multi-year plan, updated annually.