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English data from the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Student Questionnaire and Teacher Questionnaire for the 2009-10 test administration were provided to us by EQAO.
EQAO is responsible for student assessments that produce objective, reliable, publicly shared information about student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics.
The new government readily picked up the educational reforms where the NDP had left off and pushed through an EQAO Act in June 1996.
Schools not achieving level 3 in any of these areas are directed to analyze their EQAO test results to inform their school improvement plan (EQAO, 2005).
EQAO reports of provincial results show that ESL/ELD students tend to fail the test and also to defer2 writing the test at a far higher rate than the rest of the student population.
Many teams reported that they worked together on many activities from planning, writing activities, and coordinating EQAO preparations.
EQAO testing results show that the achievement gap between ESL students and non-ESL students is increasing.
self-report data on language proficiency and relative strengths in different school subject matter areas); and students' scores on the provincial EQAO exercise (Grade 3).
This Learning Opportunities Index correlates with the literacy scores from EQAO Tests to reveal low literacy levels for early learners from urban schools (Brown, 2001).
EQAO policy maintains that the reason for collecting large-scale data through a high stakes standardized test is because "it is in all of our interests that students maximize their potential to become active, productive contributors of society.
How do you utilize EQAO assessment results for school improvement planning?
the threat [of sanctions because of low EQAO scores] seems to be lifted.