This section provides resources to help educators properly administer the junior-division assessment.
This guide has been developed to provide direction and information to principals and teachers administering the assessments in the primary and junior divisions. Administering the assessments according to the guidelines in this document will ensure province-wide consistency before, during and after the administration.
This guide provides information and directions to assist principals and teachers in making decisions about accommodations for students with special education needs, special provisions for English-language learners and exemptions for students writing the Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division (Grades 1-3) and Junior Division (Grades 4-6).
This document describes in full the responsibilities of all those involved at any stage before, during or after the administration of the Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary and Junior Divisions in schools. An abbreviated version appears in the Administration Guide.
The “SDC Timelines” list the important dates for the Student Data Collection (SDC) system process. They indicate the critical tasks that school administrators must perform during each phase of data collection to ensure that test materials are properly ordered and student information is accurate.
This video highlights key responsibilities of Ontario educators concerning the proper administration of EQAO’s provincial tests. Full instructions are contained in the Administration and Accommodation Guides appropriate to each assessment.
EQAO assessments reflect the curriculum, including its expectations that encourage the use of manipulatives. There may therefore be questions on the assessments that require specific mathematics manipulatives. The following mathematics manipulatives are mentioned in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Mathematics (revised 2005).