Results are in for the 2017/2018 EQAO provincal testing.

In elementary schools, the percentage of Grade 3 and Grade 6 students meeting the provincial math standard has decreased over the last five years.

Of the 132 656 enrolled Grade 3 students assessed in 2018, 61% met the provincial math standard (a decrease from 67% in 2014).

Of the 132 766 enrolled Grade 6 students assessed in 2018, 49% met the provincial math standard (a decrease from 54% in 2014).

In secondary schools, the percentage of Grade 9 students enrolled in the academic course who met the provincial standard in math has remained high, while fewer than half of the students enrolled in the applied course met the provincial standard.

Of the 96 996 students enrolled in the Grade 9 academic course in 2018, 84% met the provincial math standard (a figure that has remained relatively stable since 2014).

Yet of the 33 451 students enrolled in the Grade 9 applied course in 2018, only 45% met the provincial math standard (a decrease from 47% in 2014)

Achievement in reading among elementary-school students has improved over the past five years. Of the 125 213 enrolled Grade 3 students in 2018, 75% met the provincial reading standard (an increase from 70% in 2014), and of the 132 766 enrolled Grade 6 students in 2018, 82% met the provincial reading standard (an increase from 79% in 2014).

Reading achievement is also stronger among students with special education needs. 

In secondary schools, the percentage of first-time eligible Grade 10 students successfully completing the OSSLT has decreased since 2014. 

Of the 122 721 students who wrote the OSSLT for the first time in 2018, 79% were successful (a decrease from 83% in 2014). Of the 22 700 participating students enrolled in the applied course and writing the test for the first time, 39% were successful (a decrease from 50% in 2014), while of the 95 709 participating students enrolled in the academic course and writing the test for the first time, 90% were successful (a decrease from 94% in 2014).

Large-scale provincial assessments at key stages of a student’s education measure math and literacy achievement in relation to expectations outlined in The Ontario Curriculum. 

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