TORONTO, February 14, 2019—The Government of Ontario has appointed Dr. Cameron Montgomery as the chair of the board of directors of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).
EQAO is an independent government agency that generates information to support student learning in Ontario. The agency’s assessment data, research and resources inform discussions among parents, guardians, educators and policy-makers in relation to students’ education.
This appointment comes at an important juncture, as the agency is in the process of modernizing to better meet the needs of students, parents and guardians, educators and the rest of the province of Ontario. The agency welcomes feedback on its modernization and listened closely as perspectives were shared through the government’s consultation on education reform in the fall.
Dr. Montgomery has first-hand experience with Ontario’s French- and English-language school systems. He believes strongly in the importance of assessment and will provide a valuable perspective as chair of EQAO’s board of directors. As the agency’s first full-time chair, Dr. Montgomery will provide strategic direction to the agency.
"It is a privilege to assume the role of chair of the Education Quality and Accountability Office. As an independent agency that produces reliable data, EQAO contributes important insights that support discussions about student learning at the individual, school, school board and provincial levels. This is an exciting time to be at EQAO, and I look forward to leading important changes with my colleagues on the board of directors."
—Dr. Cameron Montgomery, Incoming Chair, EQAO
"We are pleased to welcome Dr. Montgomery to EQAO’s board of directors. He is committed to the independent measurement of student achievement in Ontario, and his governance leadership will be beneficial as we proceed with important changes."
—David Agnew, Outgoing Interim Chair, EQAO
"I am proud to appoint Dr. Cameron Montgomery as EQAO’s first full-time chair. I’m confident that his experience and expertise in Ontario’s English and French-language school systems will provide a valuable perspective to EQAO. In assuming the role, Dr. Montgomery will help our government fulfill its commitment to improving EQAO, and he will also continue to enforce the accountability function that the agency provides to Ontario.”"
—Lisa Thompson, Minister of Education