TORONTO, September 25, 2019—As more data on education in Ontario become available, there are additional opportunities for evidence-based discussions about supporting student learning across the province.
Today, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) published the school- and board-level results of the assessments administered during the 2018–2019 school year. This information offers insights into students’ attitudes and habits toward learning and whether students are meeting curriculum expectations in reading, writing and math at key stages of their education. Educators can use this evidence as they review strategies to help all students in their learning journey.
Many factors affect student success, and EQAO data represent just one piece of information. To build a full understanding of trends in student learning, it’s important to consider EQAO results alongside information from local sources, including
Assessment, contextual and attitudinal data for each school and school board are available on EQAO’s website, as the agency’s mandate is to contribute to the accountability of Ontario’s education system.
"EQAO assessments in Ontario’s elementary and secondary schools help to foster accountability in the province’s publicly funded education system by providing reliable and objective data on student learning. Trustees are responsible for ensuring the quality of education in their district school boards, and there is an expectation that EQAO data will be used to continuously improve learning programs. Ontarians want to know that public investments are building the core skills our children need to succeed. EQAO is committed to supporting evidence-informed decision making."
—Cameron Montgomery, Chair, EQAO
"Data on trends in students’ contexts and achievement provide powerful insights that can help close opportunity gaps. This information can support collaborative analysis and positive change as we seek to ensure that all students graduate after having demonstrated an understanding of Ontario’s curriculum."
—Norah Marsh, Chief Executive Officer, EQAO