This guide provides direction and information to principals and teachers administering the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. Information about accommodations for students with special education needs and special provisions for English language learners are included. Administering the assessment according to the guidelines in this document will ensure province-wide consistency before, during and after the administration.
The following resource and examples are meant to clarify which items can be displayed, and which ones must be removed or covered during the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics.
This document outlines EQAO’s policies and procedures related to the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics.
The French Immersion Glossary lists terms to assist French Immersion students writing the mathematics components of the assessments.
What’s on EQAO’s Provincial Assessments? Take a look!
Mathematical formulas are provided on the Formula Sheets for student reference during the assessment. Formulas are given for perimeter, area and volume for various geometric figures; the academic formula sheet also includes surface area.
Throughout the assessment, key words are used to identify the type of response required from students.
EQAO assessments are scored using rubrics. The Grade 9 rubrics for mathematics give the criteria for scoring and describe the type of student response that receives each of the codes.
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This guide describes the two EQAO tests Ontario students write in secondary school (available for download in 21 languages).
Did you know that the creation and administration of an assessment involves a three-year process from start to finish? This video explains the key steps that EQAO takes to ensure that its tests are of such high quality.
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.
This framework provides a detailed description of the EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics, which is conducted each year in Ontario. It also describes how the Grade 9 assessment aligns with the expectations in
The Ontario Curriculum.
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These sample Individual Student Reports show how students receive their results for the province-wide Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics.
These reports outline the technical features and professional expertise that were used to ensure the accuracy, validity and psychometric integrity of the EQAO assessments.