This section provides information about the primary-division assessment and how it links to The Ontario Curriculum.
Get detailed answers to questions commonly asked by parents (available for download in 21 languages). Questions about the assessement include
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.
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.
The Frameworks provide a detailed description of the EQAO Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division (Grades 1–3) and Junior Division (Grades 4–6), which are conducted each year in Ontario. They also describe how the primary and junior division assessments align with the expectations in The Ontario Curriculum.
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 presentation provides an overview of the provincial testing program and of how the results can be used by parents and school communities.
This guide describes the two EQAO tests Ontario students write in elementary school (available for download in 21 languages). [PDF]
This document describes how EQAO’s provincial tests, which gather information from every student at key stages of their education, contribute to public accountability and to the continuous improvement on the part of every student in Ontario’s publicly funded education system.