Local schools doing just fine; bus rules defy logic
With reference to your article “Positive spin on low marks,” ( The News, September 26), I read with dismay that the area English language public school students continue to do poorly in reading, writing and maths, lagging behind provincial basics.
As the chair of Williamstown Public School parent council and a relative newcomer to the area who chose the Char-Lan feeder group partly based on posted results, I felt the need to investigate the numbers further.
When we look at our local results: WPS Gr. 3 students scored 71% in reading and significantly above average with a score of 82% in writing (board and provincial scores fell between 67% and 75% respectively).
WPS Gr. 6 students also scored significantly higher than average with scores of 85% and 90% on reading and writing (compared to board and provincial scores that fell between 75-82% respectively).
Char-Lan gr. 10 literacy test writers (OSSLT) scored 92% in 2017 and 93% in 2018, significantly higher than other area schools in SD&G (regardless of school board), a full 14% higher than provincial average.
So I feel it is safe to say that these are great English results and not lagging behind provincially.
Chair, Williamstown Public School Council