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.

A recent report from the EQAO found that that majority of kids who did poorly on the grades 3 and 6 EQAO assessments continued to do poorly in high school.

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.






















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:

Teacher Troy looks at a question about probability

Teacher Troy explains how to use BEDMAS