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EQAO & OSSLT

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, these assessments provide 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 information about the strengths and areas for improvement in their child's learning. This information can be used, along with information from the child's classroom teacher, to determine next steps that need to be taken to ensure a student's success. In this way, parents can work with teachers and schools in planning for their child's success in learning.

Key Dates - Grades 3 & 6 Date
Administration of the Grade 3 and 6
Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics
May 23 - June 6, 2012
   
Key Dates - Grade 9 Date
Administration of the Grade 9
Assessment of Mathematics
(first semester students)
January 5 - 27, 2012
Administration of the Grade 9
Assessment of Mathematics
(second semester students)
May 31 - June 15, 2012
   
Key Dates - Grade 10
Date
Administration of the
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
March 29, 2012
   

Grade 3 and 6 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics

The Grade 3 and Grade 6 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics are based on the reading, writing, and mathematical 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 languages other than English.
   
Questions and Answers for Parents This information for parents is available in 22 languages including English.
 
Sample Primary Report 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.
Sample Junior Report  
   

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 the 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.
   

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 though 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.