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At EQAO, we believe discussions about education quality need to be evidence-informed and grounded in research. EQAO recognizes the need for a continued focus on research to examine effective high-quality educational experiences that support student achievement at the individual, classroom, school and system levels – that is why EQAO has established the
#DataInAction Research Framework.
The main objective of this initiative is to ensure our data are used for their primary purpose—improved student learning. This is why we are currently accepting research proposals that leverage our data or seek to collaborate with the agency with the goal of furthering student achievement.
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As part of EQAO's commitment to providing objective, reliable and useful data about student achievement, the agency has an active research program that undertakes a number of original projects.
The Ministry of Education announced that teacher candidates will be expected to successfully complete a math proficiency test and that EQAO will be responsible for creating the assessment. As an evidence-based agency, we look to research to guide our practice. To inform the development of a teacher-candidate test in Ontario, the agency has compiled a report outlining existing research and key takeaways from other jurisdictions. We will build on this evidence and continue to use best practices, in collaboration with our stakeholders, to ensure we adhere to internationally recognized standards for large-scale test development.
EQAO asked students from across the province the question “What do you want next year’s teacher to know about you?” In the responses of 28 students, there is consensus on three key themes.
The purpose of this informational report is to provide an overview of provincial achievement of fundamental math skills among primary and junior students. The report draws from EQAO data gathered in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Is mathematics achievement all about the math, or can students advance their math achievement by empowering themselves as math students? EQAO research suggests that positive attitudes and strategies support success.
EQAO is pleased to partner with the following organization:
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EQAO makes available the following data definitions for each type of data file for public use:
Requestors can access these EQAO data files through the EQAO Data Portal. Access is limited to files containing information from which names, Ontario Education Numbers and other personal identifiers have been removed.
Please download and complete the appropriate Application Form below for access to the EQAO Data Portal. Once the application is approved by EQAO, you will receive an e-mail with instructions to access the posted data files.
Requestors requiring data not contained in the files provided through the EQAO Data Portal may wish to request these data through EQAO’s Freedom of Information (FOI) request process. Please note that there is a charge for this service. Once your FOI data request has been received and analyzed and it has been established by an EQAO director that the data requested is not infringing student, teacher or principal privacy or confidentiality, you will receive a cost estimate from EQAO. The data files will be processed and provided as soon as possible.
Download and complete the
Access or Correction Request and send it to the address below:
Attn: Director of Corporate and Public Affairs
Education Quality and Accountability Office,
Suite 1200, 2 Carlton Street
Toronto ON M5B 2M9
To learn more about EQAO research, contact the EQAO Information Centre: Tel: 1-888-327-7377Email: