2013/14 Elementary EQAO Assessment Results

September 17, 2014 at 8:27 pm Leave a comment

Today,  EQAO released the results of the 2013/14 elementary reading, writing, and mathematics assessments. Check their easy-to-navigate web site for oodles of resources about the province, or the Greater Toronto Area, an infographic.

From an overall perspective, CEO Bruce Rodrigues writes the following in his messagePlease note that this represents 3 paragraphs only from his message, and I encourage you to read the entire message for a more complete picture :

” The results of this year’s assessments show that literacy success rates in Ontario elementary schools remain high and continue to improve each year. In reading, 70% of Grade 3 students and 79% of Grade 6 students now meet the provincial standard, an increase of eight and seven percentage points, respectively, over the past five years. Student achievement in writing also continues to rise overall. This year, 78% of students in both Grade 3 and Grade 6 met the provincial standard in writing. This represents an eight-percentage-point increase over the past five years for students in both grades….

… When it comes to math, however, the pattern of improvement does not hold for either elementary assessment. This year’s results show that Grade 3 math achievement has remained the same, while it has decreased again for students in Grade 6. Looking back over the past five years, we see a steady pattern of decline. Just 67% of Grade 3 students met the standard in 2014, a four-percentage-point decrease from 2010. Barely half (54%) of Grade 6 students met the standard in 2014 compared to 61% in 2010. These are concerning trends that need to be reversed if we are to ensure that students are adequately prepared for future success.

Taking a closer look at math performance on the provincial assessment can shed some light on how to target improvement-planning efforts. Students across the province tend to perform best on questions asking them to demonstrate their math knowledge and least well when asked to apply that knowledge—particularly when problem solving. For example, a Grade 6 student may know how to multiply but may struggle to know when multiplication is needed to solve a problem. This has been a consistent pattern with our students for many years.”

TDSB has published an information page about the results that  you can read here and here.

Check it out!


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Ontario website: I Have Something to Say EQAO Infographic comparing Ontario and US testing

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