Grade 9 Mathematics

The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics assesses the mathematics skills students are expected to have learned by the end of the Ontario Grade 9 mathematics course (MTH1W).

The administration of the Grade 9 Assessment will take place from

  • Wednesday, January 11, to Friday, February 3, 2023, with individual student results reported after each student completes the assessment.
  • Wednesday, June 7, to Wednesday, June 28, 2023, with individual student results reported after each student completes the assessment.

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    Administration User Guides

    This online user guide provides direction and information to teachers, school administrators and IT professionals at schools and boards who are involved in the administration of the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics.

    The user guide will provide key aspects for

    • teachers, including accessing their accounts, managing their classes, preparing their students for assessment sessions, and administering the official assessment sessions.
    • school administrators, including accessing and navigating their account, and managing student lists and teacher accounts at their school as well as upcoming assessment sessions.
    • school board IT teams and representatives, including navigating the technical readiness process and preparing for the accessibility and accommodations options, bandwidth and connectivity requirements, security and domain allowed-list protocols as well as the configuration of devices.

    For technical support, please e-mail our technical support team at eqao-support@vretta.com or call 1-888-327-7377.

    Sample Test

    The sample test gives students the opportunity to become familiar with the online assessment and its platform. Students will be able to try out the various tools, including built-in text-to-speech audio, zoom in and zoom out, high contrast and highlighter, in the e-assessment platform.

    During the assessment, students complete two sessions with four stages; the sample test consists of one session with two stages, and a total of 27 questions. This sample test also provides students with the opportunity to complete the various types of questions, including drag-and-drop, drop-down menu and single- and multiple-selection questions, that may be included on the assessment.

    Revised 11.16.22

    Alternative Version of the Sample Test

    These two formats for the alternative version of the sample test should be used for students who have special education needs or special circumstances and who require specific accommodations that are not compatible with the adaptive assessment. These formats of the alternative version of the sample test contain one session with a total of 25 single-selection questions.

    Sample Test—Alternative Version Including Audio with Full Descriptions of Mathematics Graphics

    This format of the alternative version is created for students who have a visual impairment (this includes students who require the Braille format) and who require audio that includes full descriptions of all mathematics graphics.

    Published 11.16.22

    Sample Test—Alternative Version Including Audio Without Full Descriptions of Mathematics Graphics

    This format of the alternative version is for students who are only able to complete single-selection questions or who require the printable PDF format and who do not require audio with full descriptions of all mathematics graphics.

    If a student requires a different format, including the printable PDF or Braille format of the alternate version of the sample test, please contact EQAO at info@eqao.com. External audio MP3s can also be requested for students who are unable to access the audio online.

    Published 11.16.22

    English–French and French–English Glossaries

    The glossaries are intended for French Immersion students to use during the assessment. However, the glossaries are also available for all students in the e-assessment platform. Students can also have access to a hard copy of the glossaries during the completion of the mathematics stages. Both English–French and French–English Glossaries contain many common mathematical terms used in French and English on the assessment.

    Formula Sheets

    Mathematical formulas are provided on the Formula Sheets for students’ reference during the assessment. Formulas are given for perimeter, area, volume and surface area for various geometric shapes and geometric objects.

    E-assessment Login

    Log In to the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics

    Students, teachers and school administrators can log in to the e-assessment system by clicking the Log In button in the top-right corner of the screen. By logging in,

    • students will have access to resources. Tests and assessments are not available through this login, except for students using alternative access for specific accessibility software as part of an accommodation.
    • teachers will have access to their accounts to manage their students’ participation in the sample test and to administer the assessment.
    • school administrators will have access to their accounts to manage teacher accounts, student lists and the scheduling of assessments.

    Framework

    Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Framework [PDF]

    Students enrolled in the MTH1W Grade 9 de-streamed mathematics course are learning the knowledge and skills that are defined in the expectations found in the 2021 Ontario mathematics curriculum. EQAO’s Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics assesses student learning of the content in this curriculum. The Framework provides a detailed description of EQAO’s Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics, including how the assessment is mapped to the Ontario mathematics curriculum.

    Revised 01.04.23

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are some frequently asked questions about the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics.

    Information Videos

    This video will provide information on what students can expect when participating in the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics.

    Live Webinars

    Webinar for Secondary School Principals & Consultants: Accessing EQAO Data

    EQAO is introducing a new reporting tool that allows educators to visualize EQAO data in new ways. In this training session, you will learn how to access EQAO data reports that can inform school improvement planning. EQAO staff will be available to answer your questions.

    Webinar for Principals and Consultants: Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics 

    Register for this free live webinar and learn the details of administering the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. The session is approximately 45 minutes, followed by a live Q&A with EQAO staff.

    Webinar for Parents and Guardians of Secondary School Students

    Register for this free live webinar and learn more about EQAO assessment results, and Ontario’s large-scale assessment program at the secondary school level. EQAO will review highlights from the 2021-22 assessment results. The session will also highlight how the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) and the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics have been modernized. The session is approximately 45 minutes, followed by a live Q&A with EQAO staff.

    Online Professional Learning Modules

    Learning Module for Principals and Consultants: Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics

    Register for this self-paced learning module and learn the details of administering the digitalized Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. This module takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. Following your registration, you will receive an invitation e-mail to EQAO’s Virtual Learning Environment.

    Learning Module: EQAO Collaborative Data Analysis

    Register for this self-paced learning module and learn how to use EQAO’s new interactive reporting tool to find information about student success, attitudes, and the contexts in which they live and learn.
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