The HDSB Board Improvement Plan has two main purposes:
- To improve student learning, achievement and well-being
- To build capacity and sustainability in the skill and knowledge of educators
Our Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-Being Process:
- Analyse system-wide quantitative and qualitative data to plan specific student achievement goals
- Determine targeted, evidencebased strategies/actions that will deliver gains in student achievement
- Allocate resources including professional learning needed to implement the targeted, evidencebased strategies/activities
- Assign monitoring actions related to implementation
- Evaluate the system-wide progress in meeting identified SMART goals
Our Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-Being is:
Informed by School Improvement Plans, School Self-Assessments and the School Effectiveness Framework
A precise description of system-wide goals and actions that will lead to improved student learning and achievement for every student.
Specifically, we will:
- Achieve Excellence: Students of all ages will achieve high levels of academic performance, acquire valuable skills and demonstrate good citizenship.
- Educators will be supported in learning continuously and will be recognized as among the best in the world.
- Ensure Equity: All students will be inspired to reach their full potential, with access to rich learning experiences that begin at birth and continue into adulthood.
- Promote Well-Being: All students will develop enhanced mental and physical health, a positive sense of self and belonging, and the skills to make positive choices.
- Enhance Public Confidence: Develop new generations of confident, capable and caring citizens.
Source: Achieving Excellence: A Renewed Vision for Education in Ontario (2014)