- “Streaming” or the sorting of students into various academic levels based on aptitude and interest has been used for decades in Ontario.
- Previously, students in the Applied stream would head to college or trade school, those in the Advanced to university.
- Applied level of instruction has been abolished to eliminate identity-based disproportionalities.
- No information was provided on how the previous system was failing students and why it needed to be changed.
- When asked, Trustee Melanie Wright provided the following comment to Bullet Point News:
- “The goal of de-streaming in YRDSB is the elimination of identity-based disproportionalities in achievement, well-being, graduation, and post-secondary acceptance. By de-streaming specific courses in Grades 9 and 10, students and their families have additional time to understand pathways and to keep options open when choosing workplace, apprenticeship, college or university courses in Grades 11 and 12.”
- Goals without evidence leave some Stouffville parents skeptical, confused and wanting more information.
This is a developing story…..
For more information:
- Dawn Laliberte, Principal, SDSS: (905) 640-1433 email@example.com
- Melanie Wright, Trustee, YRDSB: (289) 221-7393 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Presentation: De-streaming in YRDSB Information for Families of Elementary Students 2021 – 2022