Toronto District School Board states on its web site that 45% of its graduates are Ontario Scholars. To be an Ontario Scholar, a student must have an average of 80% on her top six subjects. The question is: should this be a cause for pride or embarrassment?
A second question: when the averages of Ontario Scholars were heavily influenced by the results of the provincial exams, there were fewer Ontario Scholars. Why the change?
Third question: How do we know that each board is providing equally thorough educations in all the subjects offered and applying the same standards in formative and summative evaluations?
I would love to hear from the high school teachers on this topic. I am sure you have well supported opinions on this.