Join the conversation on how to improve assessments

Conversations for Improvement Join the province-wide conversation about how best to improve Ontario’s approaches to classroom assessments, large-scale provincial assessments including Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments, and Ontario’s participation in pan-Canadian and international assessment programs. Your feedback will help inform a report being submitted Spring 2018 to the Premier and Minister of Education […]

Assessment, Evaluation & Reporting Handbook

This resource has been developed to clarify messages about effective assessment, evaluation and reporting practices, in order to align with the Ministry of Education’s Policy Statement, to provide a practical support for teachers in evaluating students’ learning and in reporting on students’ progress and achievement, and to guide the implementation of Growing Success in the Waterloo Region […]

About Late & Missed Assignments

The procedure describes responses to late and missed “major” assignments (i.e., assignments that comprise part of the critical body of evidence for evaluation and reporting purposes) for all students in Grades 7 to 12.Communication must occur between the student, parent/guardian and teacher to clarify the reason for any missed assignments. Responses to late and missed […]

About Report Cards Grades 7-12

The Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) recently created a procedure regarding Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting (AER) Grades 7 – 12. The procedure and accompanying board policy 2010 – Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting Policy align with the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Policy Document: Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools. The new procedure will take […]

Grade 9 EQAO Testing

Date:  Monday, January 9, 2012 (All day) – Friday, January 27, 2012 (All day) Assessment of Mathematics – first semester students.

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

Date:  Thursday, March 29, 2012 (All day)

Primary & Junior EQAO Testing

Date:  Wednesday, May 23, 2012 (All day) – Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (All day) Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics

Grade 9 EQAO Testing (second semester & full year students)

Date:  Thursday, May 31, 2012 (All day) – Friday, June 15, 2012 (All day) Assessment of Mathematics

WRDSB Surpasses Provincial OSSLT Results Again

School board results released today by the Education Quality and Accountability Office, indicate that 84% of Waterloo Region District School Board’s grade 10 students passed the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).  This surpasses the provincial average of 83% by 1 percentage point. Read more