Grade 6 EQAO Parent Information Session. Malvern Junior P.S. Presented by Mrs. Frendjian, Mr. Melchiorre and Mrs. Shuttin. Welcome Parents. Evening Agenda: Parent Quiz –How much do you know about EQAO? How to Use Your Practice Booklet at Home Grade 6 Sample Questions and Student Responses
Malvern Junior P.S.
Mrs. Frendjian, Mr. Melchiorre and Mrs. Shuttin
Parent Quiz –How much do you know about EQAO?
How to Use Your Practice Booklet at Home
Grade 6 Sample Questions and Student Responses
Question and Answer Period
Choose the best answer from the options below.
The letters E.Q.A.O. stand for:
C) Education Quality and Accountability Office
It is an independent provincial agency that conducts province wide tests in grade 3, 6, 9 and 10 in reading, writing and mathematics. The results are reported to educators, parents and the public.
The main goal of EQAO Testing is to make recommendations to school boards in order to improve learning and teaching.
The tests give parents, teachers, principals and school boards information about how well students have learned what the province expects them to learn in reading, writing and mathematics. The results for each student are sent to the school where the testing took place. EQAO also releases provincial, school board and school results.
E.Q.A.O. is counted as part of your child’s report card marks.
The grades 3 and 6 tests do not count as part of a student’s mark and do not affect their progress or future opportunities in school.
Teachers and principals get a report that shows how students performed in reading, writing and mathematics
If many students did poorly on a particular skill, then teachers try to find better teaching strategies or resources to help students be more successful
If students in many schools have similar difficulties, then school boards know that all schools need to improve their teaching strategies or find better resources
Students on an I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) do not write the E.Q.A.O. test.
All students are encouraged to write the test but some students with special needs may be exempt. The “accommodations” outlined in student IEPs also help students write the EQAO tests. They may include more time to write, a quiet setting or having someone read instructions or questions to them.
Parents do not get to see the results of their child’s EQAO Test.
Parents receive test results in the Fall. Results are sent to the school where the students wrote the test, and the school forwards them to any student who has moved to a new school.
Parents can do very little to help their children prepare for the EQAO test at home.
Parents can help their children get ready for the EQAO test in a variety of ways.
Use the Practice Test booklet
Teach test-taking strategies outlined in Practice Booklet
Visit the EQAO website and printing previous EQAO tests and examples of student responses (http://www.eqao.com/Parents/Elementary/036/036.aspx)
Encourage your child to think critically by asking questions and to seek answers about everyday topics
Separate the sections (Resource Booklet and Practice Test Booklet)
Review Dr. Don’s test-taking strategies (Pages 1-19):
Read text slowly and carefully.
Read it again.
Create a “video” of the story in your mind.
Read the questions slowly and carefully.
Underline KEY WORDS.
Look in the text and find the correct answer to the question.
Have your child complete assigned sections of the Practice Test Booklet and review responses using the answers in the Resource Booklet.
Level 1 (Code 10) = D- to D+ (50 to 59%)
Much Below Provincial Standard
Level 2 (Code 20) = C- to C+ (60 to 69%)
Approaching Provincial Standard
Level 3 (Code 30) = B- to B+ (70 to 79%)
Meeting Provincial Standard
Level 4 (Code 40) = A- to A+ (80 to 100%)
Surpasses Provincial Standard
Text: A Good Decision
Open Response Question # 1:
What makes the security features easy to use? Use two examples from the text to support youranswers.
Open Response Question # 2:
In the sentence “Knowing how to recognize counterfeit money just makes cents!” What is the significance of the word “cents”? Use informationfrom the text and your own ideas to support your answer.
Level 1 – Attempts to explain, but provides inaccurate support
Level 2 – Indicates a partial understanding by providing vague support from the reading selection
Level 3 – Indicates understanding by including some accurate and relevant support, and some vague or underdeveloped support
Level 4 – Indicates an understanding by explaining fully and provides specific and relevant support
Response is undeveloped
and is unclear
Rationale: ideas in the response are minimally developed.
Students need to:
understand KEY WORDS (i.e., describe, explain, compare, attributes & figure)
* See Page 27
determine whether the problem is simple or complex * See page 39
If a problem is complex, follow Dr. Don’s Problem Solving Strategy
What is the question asking me to do?
Explain/Explain your thinking
"There are no shortcuts to life's greatest achievements."
"Believe and you will achieve."
"You can't learn if you don't make a mistake."
"You don't have to be great to start but you have to start to be great."
"Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Success is never final. Failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts."