'The purpose of this study was to examine student performance in literacy, starting with the primary reading and writing assessments, moving to the junior reading and writing assessments and then to the OSSLT. The results can be used to examine the impact of achievement early in a student's journey through elementary school on achievement in the higher grades. Longitudinal analysis of student performance provides principals and teachers, district policy makers and staff, Ministry of Education staff, researchers and the public with important insights into students' progress at key points during their schooling. In addition, this study includes information on students' backgrounds (e.g., gender, special education needs and English language learners) and engagement in literacy activities (e.g., non-school hours spent reading).'--Introduction. Subject(s): Ability grouping in education - Ontario., Educational tests and measurements - Ontario - Students - Rating of. Archived by the Ontario Legislative Library: May 12, 2014.
Tracking student achievement in literacy over time in English-language schools