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Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is on the assessment?

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    All questions are based on the expectations in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Mathematics (revised 2005) for students in Grade 9 applied and academic programs. The assessment provides multiple opportunities for students to show what they know and what they can do in relation to the strands: Number Sense and Algebra; Linear Relations; Measurement and Geometry; and Analytic Geometry (academic program only) and the categories: Knowledge and Understanding; Thinking; Communication; and Application. The assessment has two components: multiple-choice and open-response.

  2. How stressful is the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics?

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    The assessment is meant to be challenging and engaging, but not stressful. It was developed by classroom teachers to resemble the work that students do in class every day. The questions are reviewed by committees of educators to make sure that they are grade- and age-appropriate. They are also tested extensively with students across the province.

  3. If I am absent for part of the assessment, can I still write the missed booklet?

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    Yes, provided there is time to do so.

  4. Do the Grade 9 assessment results count toward my regular grades?

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    Teachers have the option of marking all or part of the assessment and including the mark in your grade for the course.

  5. Do universities and colleges have access to my results?

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    No. Post-secondary institutions will not have access to your Individual Student Report.

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