Waterloo Region, ON – St. Dominic Savio Catholic Elementary School in Kitchener has been named a recipient of the 2018 Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement Award. The award – named for the former long-time Ontario Education Minister — was established in 2009 to recognize schools across the province for their use of data to enhance and support the progress of their students. The award will be presented in Toronto on February 28, 2018.

Schools honoured with the award have used a wide range of evidence to develop action plans based on their unique circumstances and have seen notable improvements in student achievement, as demonstrated by an increase in EQAO results over time.

This outstanding video shows many of the reasons the St. Dominic students and staff are so deserving of this prestigious award. https://tinyurl.com/yaergkck


  • The Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement Award was established by the Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO) as a tribute to Dr. Stephenson’s lifelong commitment and contribution to education and public service. Dr. Stephenson is currently a director emeritus on EQAO’s Board of Directors.
  • Every year, EQAO visits a number of schools to talk to educators and learn how EQAO data is being used to inform discussions and planning for student achievement. These schools are chosen because they have shown growth over time in their EQAO results, adopted an action plan based on their evidence and actively worked towards improved student outcomes.

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Dr. Bette M. Stephenson Recognition of Achievement Award

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