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

The OCDSB is proud to join the three other Ottawa School Boards as a participant in the international OECD Study on Social and Emotional Skills, investigating the development of social and emotional skills of 10- and 15-year olds.  The skills included in this study closely align with our Exit Outcomes – the skills and characteristics we aim to develop in every student to foster student success beyond the classroom.  During spring 2018, fall 2018, and fall 2019, select schools in the ­­­­­­­District will participate in various phases of this three-part study.  If you have any questions about our participation in this study or about the protection of student privacy, please contact Katherine Magner, Research Officer, at or 613-721-1820 ext. 8588. 

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