Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Assessment Development Committee Member

Assessment: Primary- and Junior-Division Assessments, the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Location: Online (remote work)

Each EQAO assessment program (Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division [Grades 1–3]; Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Junior Division [Grades 4–6]; Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics; and OSSLT) has an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Assessment Development Committee in English and French to ensure that all assessments are equitable, fair and accessible. Members are paid up to a maximum of two days of work (14.5 hours to be completed over the given time period). This work would be completed outside of members’ normal work hours. Members are required to review training and support material and then review sets of potential assessment items or reading passages. The items and passages are reviewed from an equity, diversity and inclusion perspective and aligned with the Ontario Curriculum to ensure all questions are equitable, fair and accessible to all students.

Role of Members

Members review items and reading passages to ensure that the items or passages for a particular assessment are

  • equitable, inclusive and respectful of the diversity of all students,
  • age and grade appropriate for students,
  • aligned to the curriculum expectations being measured and
  • aligned to the categories of knowledge and skills and strands they are mapped to (mathematics items). Members make suggestions for each item or passage based on these criteria.

Professional Qualifications

For All Assessments

  • Expertise in equity, diversity and inclusion (e.g., experience teaching Indigenous students, students with special education needs or English language learners; experience leading anti-racism, equity and inclusion initiatives) enabling you to assist EQAO in ensuring that no particular group of students is advantaged or disadvantaged by any language or content in reading selections; writing prompts; or reading, writing or mathematics items on an EQAO assessment.
  • Knowledgeable about or experience with EQAO or other large-scale assessments.
  • Expertise in assessment and evaluation practices in Ontario publicly funded schools.

Primary and Junior — Reading and Writing Items, Reading Passages

  • Experience with the primary- or junior-division language curriculum and teaching students in that division.
  • Recognized leadership with expert curriculum knowledge about and recent classroom experience in literacy education.

Primary and Junior — Math Items

  • Experience with the primary- or junior-division mathematics curriculum (2020) and teaching students in that division.
  • Recognized leadership with expert curriculum knowledge about and recent classroom experience in mathematics education.

Grade 9 — Math Items

  • Experience with the Grade 9 mathematics curriculum (2021) and teaching mathematics to students in the intermediate division (Grades 7 to 10).
  • Recognized leadership with expert curriculum knowledge about and recent classroom experience in mathematics education.

OSSLT — Items and Reading Passages

  • Experience with literacy across the curriculum and teaching students in the intermediate or senior division (Grades 7 to 12).
  • Recognized leadership with expert curriculum knowledge about and recent classroom experience in literacy education.

Additional Information and Requirements

Interested candidates must indicate their participation preferences and submit a résumé (including references and a cover letter).

Selection of candidates will be guided by the need for balanced reflection of the following:

  • deep equity, diversity and inclusion expertise
  • curriculum knowledge and experience
  • geographical representation (north, south, east, west, rural and urban)
  • teachers, administrators, subject experts and consultants
  • expertise with assessment and evaluation practices and large-scale assessments

If you are not selected, EQAO will ensure that your profile remains active for future consideration throughout the year.

To be considered for a committee member position, applicants must

  1. have an EQAO profile (current job opportunities that match your profile can be accessed by logging in to your profile). 
  2. have secure access to the Internet.
  3. have a device that meets the requirements in the Browser Compatibility document.

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