Answers to commonly asked questions about the administration of the primary and junior assessments.
This guide provides direction and information to principals and teachers administering the Primary and Junior Assessments of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Information about accommodations and exemptions for students with special education needs and 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.
This document also describes in full the professional responsibilities of all those involved at any stage before, during or after the administration of the Primary and Junior Assessments of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics in schools.
These booklets contain multiple-choice and open-response questions from the primary-division assessment. The booklets are sorted by strand and include the category of knowledge and skills and overall expectation each question is mapped to, as well as sample student responses for the open-response questions.
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 French Immersion Glossary lists terms to assist French Immersion students writing the mathematics components of the assessments.
Classroom Tips provide pointers for answering open-response and multiple-choice questions. Also provided are a problem-solving model and problem-solving strategies.
EQAO assessments are scored using rubrics. The rubrics for the primary and junior division assessments give the criteria for scoring and describe the type of student response that receives each of the codes. The following are the generic rubrics from which the item-specific rubrics (see Scoring Guides) are developed for each open-response item on the assessment.
This document outlines EQAO’s policies and procedures related to the Assessments.
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EQAO's Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division (Grades 1–3) and Junior Division (Grades 4–6) are solidly grounded in The Ontario Curriculum. This document demonstrates the links or connections that exist between the assessments and various grades and subjects in the primary and junior divisions.
What’s on EQAO’s Provincial Assessments? Take a look!
The Frameworks provide a detailed description of the EQAO assessments which are conducted each year in Ontario.
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It’s important for parents to understand their school’s EQAO results, in addition to their child’s individual results.
This resource was developed to assist teachers in identifying their students’ strengths and areas that need improvement and in observing trends related to thinking and learning skills in each subject.
These reports outline the technical features and professional expertise that were used to ensure the accuracy, validity and psychometric integrity of the EQAO assessments.
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