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Greater Essex County District School Board
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Grade 9 Math EQAO Assessment

​NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200  


January 9, 2020

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

​Grade 9 EQAO Assessment

- GECDSB not participating in Semester 1 -

The Minister of Education announced on January 8, 2020 that individual schools board would make the decision regarding upcoming Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments in light of current work sanctions.

In the Greater Essex County District School Board Grade 9 students will not be participating in the EQAO Math assessment which was to begin on Monday, January 13th.

As part of the current, legal job actions initiated by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) teachers are not participating in any EQAO preparation, testing or marking of assessments. This makes it very challenging for the GECDSB to administer the semester 1 Grade 9 Math assessment as scheduled.

We will await direction from the Ministry of Education on a possible make-up assessment for those students taking math during the first semester. This, however, would prove to be a significant challenge to staff and Grade 9 students who are not studying math during the second semester.

The GECDSB will provide updated information about EQAO assessments to students and their families when it is available.

​For more information contact Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.