By Matthew McCully – During Tuesday evening’s Eastern Townships School Board Council of Commissioners meeting, the board presented its strategic plan for the coming five years. The main objective of the Commitment to Success Plan is to raise the seven-year cohort graduation and certification rate among ETSB students. To do so, the board intends to make efforts to address the high vulnerability of future pre-school students, and move from a summative to a more formative assessment structure. Rather than evaluating a student’s learning at the end of a session by comparing them to a standard or benchmark, a formative assessment would monitor a student’s learning and provide ongoing feedback that can be used by the teacher to improve their methods and the student to improve their learning. See full story in the Thursday, Jan. 24 edition of The Record.