Adequate Support in School



Adequate Support in School

What is it?

Adequate Support in School is based on TDSB students who receive the support they need at school to learn to the best of their ability “All of the time” or “Often”. For students in grades K to 6 responses to this question were reported by parents. For students in grades 7 and 8, responses to this question were self-reported.

Why is it important?

Children may need specific supports in school in order to learn to the best of their ability. Access to supports that increase children's ability to engage as curious learners is key to ensuring that all children are able to develop intellectually and socially in a school setting. Parents play an integral role in their child’s learning and education, therefore parents’ perceptions of their child’s school experience can help indicate whether children are receiving the support they need.

What does it mean?

Most students in Toronto are receiving adequate support in school to learn to the best of their ability. Figure 2 shows that the majority of students receive the support they need “All of the time” or “Often”. Figure 1 shows that students who receive adequate support were more likely to talk to teachers and parents about their problems, feel safe in their neighbourhood and at school, and experience positive emotional well-being. Figure 3 shows that parents with incomes over $100,000 were more likely to report that their child is not receiving adequate support in school.