November 18, 2015
School- and board-level results on EQAO’s 2015 province-wide assessments in Grades 3 and 6 are now available for all schools and boards that participated. Approximately 70% of Grades 3 and 6 students in the English-language school system did not participate in the 2015 provincial assessments due to labour disruptions.
EQAO provides schools and boards with a wide range of data about their students’ achievement, attitudes, behaviours and demographics. By intersecting different types of data, schools gain rich insights to help evaluate the effectiveness of their programs and inform their improvement-planning efforts.
one exercise, EQAO recommends that all schools and boards look at the data of those students who did not meet the provincial standard in writing on the Grade 3 or 6 assessment and ask key questions about these students’ use of foundational writing strategies.
" EQAO is committed to supporting both the accountability and the continuous improvement of Ontario’s education system. By providing a wide range of information to help interpret achievement results in context, EQAO helps schools and school boards to make informed programming choices."
—Dave Cooke, Chair, EQAO
" Considering many different types of data, from different sources, enables schools and boards to have richer discussions about their programs and practices and to develop targeted plans to improve learning for all students."
—Bruce Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer, EQAO