Grade 9 Math

The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics tests the math skills students are expected to have learned by the end of the Grade 9 mathematics course.

The administration window of the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics is scheduled from Friday, October 1, 2021, to Friday, June 24, 2022.

In 2021-2022, the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics will be online and will be based on the new Ontario Grade 9 mathematics curriculum.

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    Administering the Assessment

    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.

    User Guides for the Administration of the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics, 2021–2022

    These online user guides provide direction and information to school administrators, teachers and IT professionals at schools and boards who are involved in the administration of the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. The user guides provide guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions regarding the role of teachers, administrators and IT professionals in the administration of the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics.

    The user guides will help guide

    • teachers through key aspects, including accessing their accounts, managing their classrooms, preparing their students for assessment sessions, and administering the official assessment sessions.
    • school administrators through key aspects, including accessing and navigating their accounts; managing student lists at their school as well as upcoming assessment sessions and teacher accounts; and being a primary point of contact for teachers.
    • school boards’ IT team and representatives through key aspects, including navigating the general 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.

    Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Framework 

    Starting in the 2021–2022 school year, 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 new 2021 Ontario mathematics curriculum. EQAO’s Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics assesses student learning of the content in this new 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.

    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 figures.

    Sample Test

    Sample Test

    This online sample test gives students the opportunity to become familiar with the digital assessment and its platform. The sample test consists of two stages, which contain a total of 25 questions that assess the students’ learning from across the new Grade 9 mathematics curriculum. During the live assessment, students will complete two sessions, with a total of four stages and 50 questions; this test is equivalent to one of those two sessions.

    Sample Test- with full audio descriptions

    Students who have a visual impairment may require full audio descriptions of all graphics in the EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. This version of the sample test, with full audio descriptions, gives these students the opportunity to become familiar with the digital assessment and its platform. This sample test contains a total of 25 questions that assess the students’ learning from across the new Grade 9 mathematics curriculum. During the live assessment, students will complete two sessions, with a total of 50 questions; this test is equivalent to one of those two sessions.

    The French Immersion Glossary lists terms to assist French Immersion students writing the mathematics components of the assessments.

    Live Webinars

    Live webinar for Principals and Consultants: Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics

    Register for these live webinars and learn the details of administering the digitalized Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. The sessions are approximately 45 minutes, followed by a live Q&A with EQAO staff.
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