Tag: Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

Some Grade 9 students prepare to take the EQAO math assessment

Our Grade 9 students who took math in their first semester will be writing the EQAO math assessment in the coming days. The Grade 9 assessment of mathematics tests the skills students will have learned by the end of their Grade 9 math journey. Different versions of the test are administered in the academic and […]

EQAO 101 for High School Students

High school students participate in two EQAO tests – a math test in Grade 9 and a literacy test in Grade 10. We not only want to help our students do their best, but also feel confident and prepared leading up to these tests. Check out this video to learn what EQAO testing means for […]

WRDSB closes gap to province on standardized tests

Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) results in standardized tests for reading, writing and mathematics moved closer to the provincial average in results released by the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) today. WRDSB now exceeds the provincial average in Grade 9 (Applied) Mathematics and for first-time eligible students for the OSSLT. WRDSB improved results […]

Grade 3 and 6 EQAO assessments begin May 23, Grade 9 assessments on June 5

Beginning Tuesday, May 23, Grade 3 and 6 students will begin EQAO assessments of reading, writing and mathematics. Grade 9 students will complete their assessment of mathematics, beginning on Monday, June 5. Please check with your individual school for exact assessment dates.

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The OSSLT is going online

The Waterloo Region District School Board will be participating in the online pilot for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). On October 20, each of our secondary schools will be participating in the online test in different ways. In some schools, all Grade 10 students will participate; other schools will have small groups of […]

Standardized test results show room to improve

Today, the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released school board results for Grades 3 and 6 assessments in reading, writing and mathematics and assessments for Grade 9 mathematics as well as the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. The Waterloo Region District School Board’s results show a small increase in reading in Grade 3 and […]

Grade 9 EQAO Results Show Room to Grow

New Strategy to build a foundation for learning Math Today, the Education, Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) release school board results for Grade 9 Academic and Applied Mathematics Assessments. The Waterloo Region District School Board’s results for Academic Mathematics fell two percentage points from 2014, with 81% of students achieving at levels 3 and 4. […]

More Students Successful at Grade 10 Literacy Test

WRDSB Students Continue to Meet Provincial Standard More Grade 10 Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) students are demonstrating their confidence and readiness to achieve one of their graduation requirements by participating in the 2015 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) that took place in March of this year. “The efforts of our staff in […]

Update: Information Regarding Grades 3 & 6 EQAO Assessments

We would like to provide families with an update to our previous letter indicating that the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) would begin strike action on Monday, May 11, 2015. The strike action taken by ETFO across the province, and including here in the WRDSB, involves the withdrawal of administrative duties, including the administration […]

WRDSB Position on Fraser Institute Ranking Reports

The Waterloo Region District School Board believes that the recently released Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary and Elementary Schools provides an incomplete and inaccurate view of our schools. EQAO results are not intended to be used to rank schools. Instead, they assist school and board staff to identify areas of improvement for student […]

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