EQAO stands for Education Quality and Accountability Office. It is the provincial agency that assesses Grade 3 and Grade 6 students in reading, writing and mathematics. Grade 9 students are assessed in mathematics and Grade 10 students are given a literacy assessment.
The results of the EQAO assessments do not count towards a child's grade on his or her report card in grades 3 and 6, but the assessments can reveal important clues about a child's learning, where he or she is succeeding, and where he or she may need help.
So here's everything you need to know about Ontario's EQAO assessments, from what they are, to how you can help your child prepare.
- What is EQAO assessment? read article »
- Tips for Tackling the Grade 3 EQAO read article»
- Tips for Tackling the Grade 6 EQAO read article»
- TVOKids Homework Zone has everything you need for EQAO practice read more »
- EQAO tip sheets in 15 languages read article »
- Grade 3 sample assessments:
- Grade 6 sample assessments:
- Understanding standardized assessments read article »
- Find out how your school is doing read more »
If Your Child is Having Trouble and You Don't Know the Answer...
TVOKids Homework Zone and Teacher Troy have short videos to explain math concepts kids often get stuck on during the EQAO assessment. See the examples below:
More Helpful Resources from TVOParents:
Resources from the EQAO