Provincial assessments indicate some students lagging behind targets

New Brunswick's provincial assessments show some students are scoring below targets.
    
The assessments are done yearly for reading, writing, math, French and science with the results used to identify areas of improvement.

Some of the 2015-16 success rates include:

  • 73.8 per cent of Grade 2 Anglophone students - reading assessment (target is 90 per cent);
  • 80.4 per cent of Grade 9 Anglophone students - reading assessment (target is 85 per cent);
  • 54.1 per cent of Grade 6 Anglophone students - reading assessment (target is 85 per cent);
  • 81 per cent of Grade 3 Francophone students - math assessment (target is 85 per cent);
  • 79 per cent of Grade 2 Francophone students - oral reading assessment (target is 85 per cent); and
  • 77 per cent of Grade 2 Francophone students -  silent reading assessment (target is 85 per cent).

Bathurst-West-Beresford MLA and New Brunswick Education Minister Brian Kenny says some results are not where they should be and that outcomes need to be improved so young people are in the best possible position to be successful in life.

Kenny says the province's new 10 year education plans provide a mechanism to work with partners within the education system in an effort to make positive changes.
 

(with files from the Canadian Press)