News TLDSB students smarter than provincial average SHARE ON: Smith Autumn, contributor, Friday, Sep. 26th, 2014 Grade nine and ten students in our district are smarter than the provincial average. That’s according to EQAO and Literacy test results. Director of Education, Larry Hope says both academic and applied literacy results were higher than the provincial average, and math scores were right on par. Coming in two percent higher than the provincial average, 96 percent of academic students were successful on the Ontario Secondary Student Literacy Test (OSSLT). Applied students came in at 60 percent successful, which is ten percent high than the province. Hope also says 89 percent of academic students achieved level three or four in EQAO math results. Hope says it all comes down to the teachers and the work they’ve done to collaborate on secondary and elementary school levels to help students achieve success.