Every Student Counts Survey

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The Every Student Counts Survey was administered from November 12 through December 17, 2018.  During this time, over 126,000 survey invitations or survey packages were sent to families of Kindergarten to Grade 6 students and Grades 7 to 12 students at all YRDSB schools.

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; and,
  • improve student achie​vement and well-being.

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.

Survey Results

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

For questions about the student census, contact equity@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.