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What value does province-wide testing add to my child's education?

Assessment is a natural and necessary part of learning. Students, teachers and parents need feedback on how well students are doing. EQAO's province-wide assessments are based directly on the provincial curriculum. As a result, they reinforce as well as assess the knowledge and skills students have been acquiring all year. Additionally, this assessment provides educators and parents with valuable information to use in planning for student success.

How do EQAO's assessments benefit parents?

EQAO's assessments give parents valuable information about the strengths and areas for improvement in their child's learning. Parents and educators can use this data, along with information on the student's performance in the classroom, to determine the steps that need to be taken to ensure the student's success. In this way, parents can support teachers and schools in planning for their child's success in learning.

Key Dates - Grades 3 and 6​ ​

Administration of the Grade 3 and Grade 6 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics

May 26th -June 6th 2014

Key Dates - Grade 9​ ​
Administration of the Grade 9 Assessments of Mathematics, first semester students 
​January 9th -January 24th 2014
Administration of the Grade 9 Assessments of Mathematics, second semester and full-year students ​May 29th -June 13th 2014
Key Dates - Grade 10​ ​
​Adminstration of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test ​March 27, 2014
 

 

Grade 3 and Grade 6 Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics

The Grade 3 and Grade 6 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics are based on the reading, writing and mathematics expectations in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8. These assessments provide both individual and system data on students' achievement.

 

Parent Bulletin
If you have children in Grade 3 or Grade 6, this bulletin will help you understand when, how and why these assessments are done. The Parent Bulletin is also available in 21 other languages.
 
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Sample Individual Student Reports​ These sample Individual Student Reports show how students receive their results for the province-wide Grades 3 and 6 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics.

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Gr6SampleISR.pdfGr6SampleISR.pdf

  

Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics

The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics provides individual and system data on students' knowledge and skills, based on the expectations for students in Grade 9 applied and academic programs in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Mathematics.

 

Sample Individual Student Report ​This sample Individual Student Report shows how students receive their results for the province-wide Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. Gr9SampleISR.pdfGr9SampleISR.pdf
 

 

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
 
The purpose of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is to ensure that students have acquired the essential reading and writing skills that apply to all subject areas in the provincial curriculum up to the end of Grade 9. All students who are working toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma are required to write the OSSLT in Grade 10.
Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to fulfill the requirement through the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC). Successful completion of the OSSLT or OSSLC is a graduation requirement.
 
Getting Ready Guide
This guide provides students with details about test content, instructions for doing the test and tips for doing well.
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