The Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division, assesses the reading, writing and mathematics skills students are expected to have learned by the end of Grade 3.
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This sample test also provides students with the opportunity to respond to 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.
The sample test consists of two sessions for the language component (which together contain a total of 10 or 11 questions) and two stages for the mathematics component (which together contain a total of 22 questions). At the end of each session or stage, students will be provided with a results page where they can view each question and see their answer and the correct response. This results page is not provided during the assessment.
Alternative Version of the Sample Test
These two formats of 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. The alternative version of the sample test consists of two sessions for the language component (which together contain a total of 10 or 11 questions) and two stages for the mathematics component (which together contain a total of 22 questions).
This format of the alternative version is for students with a visual impairment (including students who require the Braille format) and who require audio with full descriptions of all mathematics graphics.
This format of the alternative version is for students who are able to respond only to single-selection questions, or who require the printable PDF, and who do not require audio with full descriptions of all mathematics graphics.
English–French and French–English Glossaries
The glossaries are intended for French Immersion students to use during the mathematics component of the assessment. However, the glossaries are available in the e-assessment platform for all students. Students can also have access to a hard copy of the glossaries. Both the English–French and the French–English glossaries contain many common mathematical terms used in French and English on the assessment.
EQAO’s primary-division assessment covers student learning of the knowledge and skills that are defined in the expectations in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Language (2023) and The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8: Mathematics (2020) up to the end of Grade 3. The Framework provides a detailed description of the assessment, including how the assessment is mapped to the Ontario language and mathematics curricula, the assessment process and design, and how the assessment is scored.23