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Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics,
Primary Division (Grades 1–3) and Junior Division (Grades 4–6)

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The move to computer-based assessments. Learn more.

Ontario Curriculum by Grade or Subject

French Immersion Glossary

The French Immersion Glossary lists terms to assist French Immersion students writing the mathematics components of the assessments.

Student Assessment Booklets and Scoring Guides (tests questions and examples of student answers)

New Booklet Layout for 2015 Assessments

The layout of student assessment booklets for 2015 has changed. Students will now record all of their responses—both multiple-choice and open-response—in an Answer Booklet. This change is necessary to support online scoring, which will start for all assessments in 2015 as part of the “EQAO Online” project to move the provincial assessment program online.

Examples of the new assessment booklet layout for 2014–2015 are available below.

Click the links below to access student assessment booklets containing actual questions from the assessments, and scoring guides containing examples of student answers taken from past years’ assessments including alternative formats.

2014–2015 (Example of New Layout) | 2013–2014 | 2012–2013 | 2011–2012 | 2010–2011 | 2009–2010

Sample Individual Student Reports

These sample Individual Student Reports show how students receive their results for the province-wide primary- and junior-division Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, 2013–2014.

Primary Division [PDF] | Posted 09.17.14
Junior Division [PDF] | Posted 09.17.14

Guide to EQAO Assessments in Elementary School

This guide describes the two EQAO tests Ontario students write in elementary school (available for download in 21 languages).

School Stories—Case Studies: Schools on the Journey of Learning

EQAO is privileged to have gathered a number of stories from local school communities that exemplify the many successful learning environments in publicly funded schools across the province.

Posted 09.24.2014

EQAO: Ontario’s Provincial Assessment Program—Its History and Influence

This report provides an overview of the work of the agency, its evolution over the last 16 years and its influence on public education in Ontario.

EQAO: Ontario's Provincial Assessment Program—Its History and Influence [PDF] | Posted 06.27.13

A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Child’s Results

Your child’s EQAO results are an important, objective indicator of his or her reading, writing and mathematics achievement in relation to the provincial standard. The descriptions of student performance on EQAO assessments in this guide will provide you with a clearer picture of what an EQAO level designation means in terms of your child’s performance on the assessments. This guide also suggests some specific strategies that you can use to support your child’s learning.

Primary Division [PDF] | Posted 09.17.12
Junior Division [PDF] | Posted 09.17.12

The Power of Ontario’s Provincial Testing Program

This document describes how EQAO’s provincial tests, which gather information from every student at key stages of their education, contribute to public accountability and to the continuous improvement on the part of every student in Ontario’s publicly funded education system.

The Power of Ontario’s Provincial Testing Program [PDF] | Posted 02.29.12

6 Questions to Ask When Looking at Your School’s Results

It’s important for parents to understand their school’s EQAO results, in addition to their child’s individual results. The resource “6 Questions to Ask When Looking at Your School’s Results” can help parents understand and talk about the school’s results with the principal, teachers and each other.

6 Questions to Ask When Looking at Your School’s Results (Available for download in 21 languages)

Curriculum Connections in Language: Reading and Writing

EQAO's Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division (Grades 1–3) and Junior Division (Grades 4–6) are solidly grounded in The Ontario Curriculum. This document demonstrates the links or connections that exist between the assessments and various grades and subjects in the primary and junior divisions.

Curriculum Connections in Language: Reading and Writing [PDF] | Posted 07.29.11

EQAO’s Video Guide to Key Test Administration Procedures

This video highlights key responsibilities of Ontario educators concerning the proper administration of EQAO’s provincial tests. Full instructions are contained in the Administration and Accommodation Guides appropriate to each assessment.

Youtube | Vimeo

Running time: 00:04:47 | Posted 03.22.11

EQAO Tests: What Parents Need to Know

This presentation provides an overview of the provincial testing program and of how the results can be used by parents and school communities.

“What Parents Need to Know About Province-Wide Testing” [PDF] | Posted 09.15.10

About Ontario’s Province-Wide Tests Video

This video describes how Ontario’s province-wide assessments are linked to The Ontario Curriculum and how the results are used to help improve learning for all students.

Youtube | Vimeo

Running time: 00:04:57 | Posted 09.15.10

Tracking Your Children’s Progress: The Power of Good Information for Parents

This video presentation is designed to encourage parents and guardians to track their children’s literacy progress and talk with their children’s teachers about how best to provide the support that’s needed.

Youtube | Vimeo

Running time: 00:03:10 | Posted 09.15.10

Questions and Answers for Parents
(expanded information available for download in 20 languages)

Detailed answers to questions about the primary- and junior-division assessments commonly asked by parents.

[View] | Posted 09.28.07

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