Grade 3, Primary Division

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.

The administration of the assessment will take place from Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 7:00 a.m. ET, to Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. ET, with individual student results reported by the end of September 2024.

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    Administration User Guide, 2023–2024

    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 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary and Junior Divisions.
    The user guide covers key topics for
    • teachers, including accessing accounts, managing classes, preparing students for assessment sessions and administering sessions and stages.
    • school administrators, including accessing and navigating accounts as well as managing student lists, teacher accounts and upcoming assessment sessions at the school.
    • school board IT teams and representatives, including the technical readiness process, accessibility and accommodation options, bandwidth and connectivity requirements, security and domain allowed-list protocols as well as information on the configuration of devices.

    For technical support, please e-mail our technical support team at [email protected] or call 1-888-327-7377.

    Sample Test

    This 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.
    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.

    Revised 01.26.24

    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.

    Published 02.22.23

    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.

    Framework

    At a Glance: Grade 3 Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics [PDF]

    Primary Division Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics Framework [PDF]

    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.

    Revised 03.27.24

    Resource: Released Questions 2023

    This resource is provided to support educators with the mathematics component of the EQAO Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division. This publication includes the definitions of the categories of knowledge and skills as well as adapted assessment questions to serve as examples. Detailed information about each question, including the overall expectation and the category of knowledge and skills to which the question is mapped, are provided.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Here are some frequently asked questions about the Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary and Junior Divisions.

    Information Videos

    Information for Parents and Guardians About the EQAO Primary- and Junior-Division Assessments

    Please note that with the release of new Ontario language curriculum, this video is being updated.
    EQAO has created a short video for parents and guardians of primary- and junior-division students participating in the assessments.

    Live Webinars

    EQAO Webinar for Parents and Guardians of Elementary School Students

    Register for this free live webinar and learn about EQAO’s primary and junior Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Participants will learn about the purpose of Ontario’s large-scale assessments. EQAO staff will explain the assessment format, highlight resources to support students and answer questions from participants.

    Registration coming soon

    Webinar for Principals: EQAO Primary and Junior Assessments

    Register for this live webinar and learn the details of administering the Primary and Junior Assessments of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. The sessions are approximately 45 minutes, followed by a live Q&A with EQAO staff.

    Registration coming soon

    Webinar for Teachers: EQAO Primary and Junior Assessments

    Register for this live webinar and learn the details of administering the Primary and Junior Assessments of Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. The sessions are approximately 45 minutes, followed by a live Q&A with EQAO staff.

    Registration coming soon

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