The Ministry of Education announced in 2019 that teacher candidates are expected to successfully complete a math proficiency test and that EQAO is responsible for creating the assessment.
The Ontario Mathematics Proficiency Test (MPT) website is available to the public. Please note that the website can only be accessed using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. EQAO is continuing to work closely with its partners, including the Ministry of Education, Ontario College of Teachers and the Ontario faculties of education, to support the administration of the MPT. Testing dates for the upcoming test window have not yet been established.
Available on the MPT website is a practice test and resources that are intended to support teacher applicants in preparation for the MPT. The practice test has a sample of questions representing a complete test. The practice test also provides an opportunity for teacher applicants to familiarize themselves with the format of the questions, testing interface, and tools available in the toolbar (e.g., the on-screen calculator).
For information about:
- the MPT as an Ontario College of Teachers certification requirement, contact the College at 416-961-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- the province’s mathematics strategy or the administration of the MPT, contact the Ministry of Education at 1-800-387-5514 (TTY: 1-800-268-7095).
- the development of the MPT or answers to other frequently asked questions.