In 2017, the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) implemented a new policy, including a new set of measures, aimed at improving student success. The Policy on Educational Success: A Love of Learning, A Chance to Succeed, is based on a vision and orientations targeting major outcomes for children and youth and adult learners by 2030. Each of the indicators proposed in the policy offers a distinct perspective, and must all be considered together in order to gain a full picture of student outcomes and set achievable targets.
In order to ensure consistency across Quebec in the english sector and support school boards in the designing of their individual Commitment to Success Plans, CARE and the EBP Project have created a comprehensive general template. In addition to the template, CARE have created a data guide to support the completion of the template and the design of their plan.
The template includes tables describing each of the six objectives outlined in the policy, the rationale for each, and it details which indicator(s) is being used to calculate data for that objective. In addition to providing details on which indicators are being used, the document provides the sources of data to allow users to extract the necessary data for their school board more easily. Links are provided in the template for quick access.
Targets are shown in the tables for each objective, with current statistics and both short term (2022) and long term (2030) expected outcomes for all of Quebec. A local example has been provided, however each school board can insert their respective data under the school board section.
The data guide that accompanies the template provides further description of each of the indicators, where the data for each objective can be found, and recommendations by CARE regarding the reporting of each of the indicators.
There is also a section in the template for school boards to consider and record details of their current portrait, such as characteristics of their community and staff and geographic factors. Other orientations to be considered when designing the Commitment to Success Plan are also suggested for school board consideration.
This template is a useful guide for all of the school boards, when designing their plan for their Commitment to Success by 2030. It can be used in a variety of contexts both at the board level and at the individual school level to support the active participation of all staff members in improving the outcomes for their students.