Saturday, May 30, 2009

EQAO - Evil Questions Attack Ontario

This is what my daughter (she is eight) thinks that EQAO stands for!

It actually means, Education Quality and Accountability Office. Every year, the public school system students take this assess their skill level in reading, writing and math.

Grades three, six, nine and ten students have to take the test and it is administered end May and beginning June. The students do not study for these tests, but take them for the Government to assess the schools and how well they are teaching the curriculum to the students. This allows for improvement in weak areas and to help pinpoint which schools need extra resources. This occurs when the majority of students are from different backgrounds and may not have English as a first language.

You can check

The website gives you all the test details and you can also download the previous years question papers to use as practice lessons. Click on the Parent Resources button to get into the page for downloading the questions.

As I have a son in grade 6 and a daughter in grade 3, both my kids are taking the EQAO this year. The results should be out by October. Will let you know more about how the results are tabulated when I get them.

Until then........good luck to all you grade3, 6, 9 and 10 students!!

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