September 21, 2016
Today the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released reports on the 2015–2016 provincial assessments for each publicly funded school and school board in Ontario.
Elementary school reports provide results, demographic information and student questionnaire responses from the primary- and junior-division Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, written by students in Grades 3 and 6.
Secondary school reports provide similar information relating to the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.
EQAO also published two comprehensive provincial reports of this year’s results for the assessments: one for the elementary school system and one for secondary.
Today’s release of school- and board-level results allows school communities across the province to take stock of their own journey toward helping all students master the fundamental reading, writing and mathematics skills defined by
The Ontario Curriculum.
"At the local level, elected school trustees are ultimately the ones accountable to Ontarians for improvements in student achievement in the publicly funded schools of their communities. EQAO results provide some important insights about their students’ achievement, demographics and attitudes to support these schools in their work."
—Dave Cooke, Chair, EQAO
"The appropriate use of the information we’ve published today is to help communities monitor their school’s or board’s progress over time and to inform discussions about improvement planning. Simplistic comparisons of one school’s results to another’s should be avoided, as they can lead to unfair and incorrect assumptions."
—Bruce Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer, EQAO