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EQAO Test Results Decline for Some

By Randy Thoms Oct 23, 2022 | 5:07 PM

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Math continues to be a struggle for school students.

The latest results from province-wide testing in the spring show just 52 per cent of grade 9s are meeting the provincial standards.

It was 75 per cent in 2019, the last time the tests were conducted.

They were paused for two years due to the pandemic. Students learned remotely for much of that time.

The body that administers the tests notes the math curriculum changed for high schools since 2019.

The declines in math were also seen at the grade three and six levels.

The results for grade 6s show a 3 per cent decline, with only 47 per cent meeting the standard.

Grades 3s faired a little better, with 59 per cent meeting provincial standards, a fall of one per cent from three years ago.

The test scores also declined in the number of grade three students meeting the standards in reading and writing.

Seventy-three per cent of students met the standard in reading, compared to 77 per cent in 2019.

Sixty-five per cent of grade 3s meet the writing standard, while it was 72 per cent three years ago.

At the grade 6 level, 85 per cent met the standard in reading, an increase of two per cent since 2019 and remained stable in writing, with 84 per cent meeting the provincial standard.

The results specific to each school board and school will be released publically at a later date.

More than 600 000 students across the province completed EQAO assessments at the elementary and secondary levels.



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