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Today’s Outcomes. understand the importance of evidence-based decision making in improving student learning learn more about EQAO as a source of information for evidence-based decision making become familiar with the EQAO assessments as an authentic measure of student learning outcomes

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Today s outcomes
Today’s Outcomes

  • understand the importance of evidence-based decision making in improving student learning

  • learn more about EQAO as a source of information for evidence-based decision making

  • become familiar with the EQAO assessments as an authentic measure of student learning outcomes

  • learn about educator resources that support school improvement planning and instructional decisions

Reach every student energizing ontario education
Reach Every Student: Energizing Ontario Education

  • High levels of student achievement

  • Reduced gaps in student achievement

  • Increased confidence in publicly funded education

What would it take to ensurestudent achievement increases atevery grade level, subject area,and with every student group?


Action Plans

Eqao an historical perspective
EQAO: An Historical Perspective personal and professional lives?

  • Established in 1996

  • Result of the recommendations by the Royal Commission on Learning

  • Created as an arms-length agency of the Ministry of Education

  • Governed by a Board of Directors appointed by Cabinet

What is eqao s mandate
What is EQAO’s Mandate? personal and professional lives?

To assess all students according to the curriculum expectations in designated subjects and provide accurate, valid and objective information about their performance to:

  • Parents

  • Students

  • Schools

  • School boards

  • Ontario government

  • Public

What is the value of assessing all students
What is the Value of Assessing All Students? personal and professional lives?

Recommendation of the Ontario Government’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts, 2010:

“EQAO should continue its policy of every child testing.”

When do eqao assessments take place
When do EQAO Assessments Take Place? personal and professional lives?

  • Primary (Grades 1-3) and Junior (Grades 4-6) Assessments: Reading, Writing & Mathematics

  • Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics (Academic & Applied Programs)

  • Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

How do the EQAO Assessments Link to personal and professional lives?

The Ontario Curriculum?

Framework Documents personal and professional lives?

Elementary and Secondary Framework Documents

Blueprint for eqao assessments
Blueprint for EQAO Assessments personal and professional lives?

personal and professional lives?To be successful, all organizations need reliable, objective performance data. Students, parents, educators, policy makers and the public benefit from data that can be used to make reasonable judgments about how well schools are performing and to determine what changes need to be made to make schools better for all students.”

Marguerite Jackson, EQAO CEO

How is Student Achievement Reported? personal and professional lives?

Primary/Junior Student Report

What reports do schools receive
What Reports do Schools Receive? personal and professional lives?

Summary of results and strategies for teachers
Summary of Results and Strategies for Teachers personal and professional lives?

What information does eqao provide
What information does EQAO provide? personal and professional lives?

News release
News release personal and professional lives?

Pinewood Public School, Dryden

“A positive impact on student achievement must begin with an examination of data that informs instruction, and subsequently guides school improvement planning.”

—Max Bernauer, Principal

Changes in teacher practice and school culture
Changes in Teacher Practice personal and professional lives?and School Culture

As a result of using data to drive educational decision making, teachers report:

• greater differentiation of instruction

• greater collaboration among staff

• increased sense of teacher efficacy

• improved identification of students’

learning needs

Using Data to Improve Student Achievement 2008

What is a school improvement plan
What is a personal and professional lives?School Improvement Plan?

The SIP is a road map that sets out the changes a school needs to make in order to improve the level of student achievement and shows how and when these changes will be made.

School self assessment
School Self-Assessment personal and professional lives?


  • Are we reaching our student learning and achievement goals?

  • How do we know? What is the quantitative and qualitative evidence that supports this?

  • What actions will we take to ensure continuous improvement?

Where do i find eqao resources
Where do I Find EQAO Resources? personal and professional lives?

Eqao web site
EQAO Web-site personal and professional lives?

Educator resources @ www eqao com
Educator Resources @ personal and professional lives?

  • Framework Documents (Chapter 6: Blueprint)

  • Understanding the Levels of Achievement

  • Curriculum Connections

  • Administration Guide and Guide for Accommodations & Special Provisions and Exemptions

  • Student Assessment Booklets & Scoring Guides

  • Rubrics

  • Classroom Tips

  • Summary of Results and Strategies for Teachers,

  • Resources to Use with Parents

Curriculum connections
Curriculum Connections personal and professional lives?

Understanding the levels of achievement
Understanding the Levels of Achievement personal and professional lives?

DATA personal and professional lives?

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analyzed is


contextualized becomes


transferred is


used with Integrity is


Questions and answers
Questions and Answers personal and professional lives?