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SMCDSB sees drops in math scores on EQAO tests

The Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board may not get a passing mark when it comes to students understanding math.
The recently released results of the EQAO test show that students in elementary and secondary schools under the board appear to be struggling with math.
The largest decline was in grade six math which fell from 51 per cent to 42 per cent of students meeting or exceeding the provincial standard.
The lowest score is in grade nine applied math with 31 per cent.
School board officials say they have already recognized an issue with grade nine applied math and launched a board-wide math program called ICAN last year.
Officials say the downward trend in math is province-wide and not just specific to the school board.
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