Test results released by the education quality and accountability office (EQAO) show that while reading results are improving, math skills are slipping.
Half of all grade 6 students in Ontario aren’t meeting the provincial math standard.
Just 50 per cent of grade 6 students met the standard compared to 58 per cent in 2012.
Grade 3 results are also down with 63 per cent making the grade, compared to 68 per cent four years ago.
Reading results for both age groups are up though with 72 per cent of Grade 3 students meeting the standard, up from 66 per cent in 2012.
81 per cent of Grade 6 students met the standard, up from 75 per cent in 2012.
EQAO CEO Bruce Rodrigues says they’re hopeful a new math strategy launched this year “will start turning these math trends around.”