Assessments

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EQAO is responsible for:
  • overseeing Ontario’s provincial assessment program. EQAO’s provincial tests assess students’ literacy (reading and writing) and math skills at key points in their kindergarten to Grade 12 education.
  • administering the Mathematics Proficiency Test. Successful completion of the test is required for certification with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • coordinating Ontario’s participation in national and international assessments, on behalf of the Government of Ontario.
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Grade 3, Primary Division
The Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division (Grades 1–3) tests the reading, writing and math skills students are expected to have learned by the end of Grade 3. .

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Grade 6, Junior Division
The Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Junior Division (Grades 4–6) tests the reading, writing and math skills students are expected to have learned by the end of Grade 6. 

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Grade 9 Math

The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics tests the math skills students are expected to have learned by the end of Grade 9. Different versions of the test are administered in the academic and the applied math courses.

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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. 

National and International Assessment
EQAO is responsible for coordinating Ontario’s participation in national and international assessments. The findings from these assessments and studies supplement and help establish a context for board and provincial assessment data.

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Math Proficiency Test

Ontario teacher applicants who complete their application for a certificate of qualification and registration with the Ontario College of Teachers on or after March 31, 2020, are required to pass the Mathematics Proficiency Test (MPT) to become certified. Visit the MPT website for a practice test and resources that support teacher applicants in preparation for the MPT.

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