English Language school board plans for better math, writing results

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English Language School Board

SUMMERSIDE – P.E.I.’s English Language School Board will implement a new three-year plan when classes resume next September.

The board reviewed the plan Tuesday at its regular monthly meeting in Summerside.

“A strategic plan gives us a focus and a common goal,” said superintendent Cynthia Fleet.

The plan focuses on three main goals to be accomplished by June 30, 2017.

The first is to increase the number of students graduating with math and English.

The second goal is to increase the percentage of students in kindergarten through Grade 9 who meet or exceed expectations in writing.

The third is to increase the percentage of students in kindergarten through Grade 9 who meet or exceed expectations in math.

Fleet said focusing on math and English in the high school level will be one of her priorities going forward.

Only 51 per cent of Island high school graduates completed Grade 12 academic math and Grade 12 academic English.

“We have the tools to improve our students,” said Fleet. “The people in the board and in our schools are capable of doing it.”

Also announced at the meeting was a schedule of upcoming meetings and days off in Island schools.

Organizations: English Language School Board

Geographic location: SUMMERSIDE, Iceland

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  • Cindy
    June 13, 2014 - 12:06

    The first thing they need to do is CORRECT students when their spelling or grammar is wrong. If you don't correct them, they'll think they're right. It has to begin when they're still very young: in KINDER--and continue all the way until they graduate.

  • Island Boy
    June 13, 2014 - 11:51

    Must be dreadful being Cynthia Fleet! Imagine heading an organization in which you are not even sure what you are producing, then hearing a problem but not listening to the solution. Maybe she should begin by eliminating her position and abut half the positions at District Level, at the same time she could save the Liberal Party by taking PEI TF Arsenault and General Secretary MacCormac with her...ahh,,,to dream

  • Cromwell
    June 13, 2014 - 07:31

    How many teachers will be tied up providing ESL lessons to the increasing numbers of new immigrants who cannot speak English? Surely this must detract from the goal of teaching English to Island children. Still no mention of teacher cutbacks in the French Language schools.

  • mike
    June 12, 2014 - 22:36

    So they want to do this after cutting about 100 teaching jobs over the last few years. Have fun with that

    • Frank Rankin
      June 13, 2014 - 06:50

      It must be that new Math, the one where subtracting teachers and adding more work equals better results.