#DataInAction: Research at EQAO

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. Here are some of our research reports:

Top Five Things to Know About msCAT

Multi-Stage Computer Adaptive Testing

A Close Look at Mathematics

Understanding Student Learning and Achievement in Ontario

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    Research Framework

    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 [PDF].

    The main objective of our #DataInAction research framework 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.

    #DataInAction 2.0: Research Priorities and Approaches [PDF]

    EQAO Statistical Standards

    EQAO aligns with Statistics Canada in recognizing “statistical standards” as a set of rules that describe how data are collected and how statistics and results are produced and shared. Statistical standards are used to provide data insights on specific topics and the learning experiences of groups of students. The standards also ensure consistency in data quality over time.

    EQAO Statistical Standards [PDF]

    EQAO’s Data Quality Framework

    EQAO’s Data Quality Framework [PDF] provides systematic and methodological rigour to the agency’s data quality validation processes. EQAO’s data quality processes use clearly defined guidelines, business rules, methodologies and protocols to ensure that data quality is maintained at all stages, including for the collection, processing and analyzing of educational data, and for the reporting and sharing of results.

    Research Partners

    EQAO is pleased to partner with the following organizations:

    To learn more about EQAO research, contact the EQAO Information Centre:
    Tel.: 1-888-327-7377
    E-mail: info@eqao.com

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