Every Student Counts Survey

The Every Student Counts Survey is a student census that was conducted in late 2018 in every school across the York Region District School Board. Over 126,000 survey invitations or survey packages were sent to families of Kindergarten to Grade 6 students and Grades 7 to 12 students.

 

Survey Results

In 2020, the Overall Board Results were released:

During the summer and winter of 2021, data from the Every Student Counts Survey will be released in a series of themed research reports. The Board has been working closely with the community to understand their needs and to co-create themed research studies and evaluation solutions that are inclusive, relevant, meaningful and actionable.

Report

Projected Date of Release

Facts and Trends in Suspensions

September 2021

Special Education

Fall 2021 

Well-Being and Mental Health

Fall 2021 

Student Learning Outcomes 

Fall 2021

Inclusive Pathways 

Winter 2021

 

This series of research reports are the results of comprehensive community engagement through ongoing consultations with community partners on data analysis and reporting of the ESCS data. Learn more about our approach to reviewing the data and developing the reports, including the community engagement strategy and anti-oppressive framework. 

Our Approach

This series of research reports are the results of comprehensive community engagement through ongoing consultations with community partners on data analysis and reporting of the ESCS data.
Learn more about our approach to reviewing the data and developing the reports

About the Every Student Counts Survey

The purpose of the ESCS is to better understand our students’ identities as well as their experiences inside and outside of school. ESCS results will be used to inform Board and school improvement planning that aims to:

  • identify and eliminate systemic barriers to student success

  • create more equitable and inclusive school environments

  • improve student achievement and well-being

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Findings from the ESCS will be used to develop strategies and realign supports to where they are needed the most. As outlined in YRDSB’s Equity Action Plan, this work will be guided by an anti-oppression framework. The Board and staff members will engage in developing their critical consciousness to gain awareness of bias in order to intentionally identify, interrupt and eliminate discriminatory practices and systemic barriers from schools and classrooms to support student achievement and well-being.

Additional information about the survey is available on the ESCS Frequently Asked Questions webpage​.

For questions about the student census, contact research.services@yrdsb.ca.

YRDSB is committed to privacy and confidentiality in collecting information about students and follows all privacy requirements outlined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). The information gathered through the ESCS is collected under the legal authority of the Education Act (R.S.O. 1990, c. E. 2, as amended) for educational and research purposes only.