Exit Outcomes

Exit Outcomes: The Characteristics and Skills We Want for all Learners

 At the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board our vision of student success goes beyond the classroom.  Our goal is to prepare students to be successful in life. The OCDSB Exit Outcomes identify 5 Characteristics and 5 Skills that we are trying to develop in every student.  

  • Collaborative
  • Globally Aware
  • Goal-oriented
  • Innovative/Creative
  • Resilient
  • Academically Diverse
  • Critical Thinkers
  • Digitally Fluent
  • Effective Communicators
  • Ethical Decision-makers

This work begins in kindergarten and we hope that by the time students graduate, they will move confidently into the world, equipped with a strong academic foundation and the learning skills they need to navigate future pathways - whether that is work, apprenticeship, college, university or community living.

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OECD Study on Social and Emotional Skills

In 2019, the OCDSB joined area school boards, OCSB, CECCE and CEPEO, to participate in an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) International Survey on Social and Emotional Skills. More than 5,600 students in grades 5 and 10 participated from nearly 150 schools in the city - including 2500 from 67 OCDSB schools. Learn more about the study and results.

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