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Catholic board to discuss student initiative

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The Northwest Catholic District School Board will hear an update on the Managing Information for Student Achievement initiative (MISA) at its regular meeting here tonight.

The initiative, now in its third and final year of funding, aims to have in place a centralized Student Management System to collect and store all relevant data pertaining to students, such as biographical, achievement, attendance, and assessment information.

Cindy Glavish, manager of Information Systems for the board, will explain that work recently has been completed to increase the use of the centralized student management system, as well as the data holdings, in order to meet the objects of the initiative.

In addition, a module to allow for the collection and storage of student assessments was installed recently.

Training to required staff will be taking place this school year on the use and understanding of the module.

Glavish will note the Northwest Catholic School Board has made considerable strides in meeting the objectives of the MISA mandate.

Also at tonight’s meeting, the Catholic board will:

•hear from Don Yurkiw of BDO Dunwoody;

•review the EQAO results in reading, writing, and mathematics for the 2006-07 year; and

•receive a report on the student enrolment for the 2007-08 school year.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the board office adjacent to St. Francis School.

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