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Below are links and resources for elementary and secondary principals and Vice-principals who are interested in learning more about EQAO. Explore this module to better understand the purpose and structure of EQAO and provincial assessments and where they fit in the school improvement process. Download templates to support the analysis and communication of school results and work with teachers to analyze item information reports.

About EQAO

These documents and reports outline the purpose of EQAO, frameworks for EQAO provincial assessments, recent refinements to the provincial program, and reports from national and international assessments.

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Introduction to EQAO [PowerPoint]

2002-3 Annual Report [PDF]

2003-4 Annual Report [PDF]

Ensuring Quality Assessments: The Move Forward [PDF]

Building on Strengths: Refining the Program [PDF]

Building on Strengths: Refining the Program Bulletin [PDF]

EQAO Site [Website]

Provincial Assessments

Framework: Grade 3 Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics [PDF]

Framework: Grade 6 Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics [PDF]

Framework: Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics [PDF]

Framework: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test [PDF]

Technical Paper Grade 3 and 6 Assessments [PDF]

Technical Paper Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics [PDF]

National and International Assessments

Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) [PDF]

Progress in International Reading in Literacy Study (PIRLS) Ontario Report[PDF]

Progress in International Reading in Literacy Study (PIRLS) Pamphlet [PDF]

Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2000 [PDF]

Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2003 [PDF]

Second Information Technology in Education Study (SITES) [Website]

Analyzing Provincial Assessment Results

Use these documents and templates to guide analysis of EQAO results and to identify additional sources of data that will provide a more complete picture of student achievement and school demographics.

Using Data to Promote Student Success: A Brief Guide to Assist School Administrators to Interpret Their Data (Grade 3 and 6 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics) [PDF]

Using Data to Promote Student Success: A Brief Guide to Assist School Administrators to Interpret Their Data (Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics) [PDF]

Using Data to Promote Student Success: A Brief Guide to Assist School Administrators to Interpret Their Data (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test) [PDF]

A Guide to Using Item Information Reports (IIR): Grade 3 and 6 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics 2004-5 [PDF]

Using Data to Promote Student Success: sample powerpoint presentation [PowerPoint]

Using the Item Information Reports [PowerPoint]

Template for Analysis of Item Information Reports, Grade 9 Assessments of Mathematics [Word]

Templates for Analysis of Item Information Reports, Grade 3 and 6 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics [Word]

Demographic Data Guiding Questions [Word]

Perceptual Data Guiding Questions [Word]

Student Learning Data Guiding Questions [Word]

Case Study: Grade 3 and 6 Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics [Word]

Case Study: Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics [Word]

Case Study: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test [Word]

Communicating Results

Download and adapt these EQAO reporting templates in powerpoint form. Add, revise or omit slides as needed for different audiences and purposes. Simply insert your school/board data into the relevant sections.

2005 Grade 3 and 6 Assessment Highlights Reporting Template [PowerPoint]

2005 Grade 9 Mathematics Assessment Highlights Reporting Template [PowerPoint]

2006 OSSLT Highlights Reporting Template [PowerPoint]

Effective Communication Plans: See pp. 12-15 of Working Together for Student Success: A School Improvement Planning Guide [PDF]

School Improvement Planning

EQAO supporting documents for school improvement planning. See also the School Improvement Planning section of this web site.

Working Together for Student Success: A School Improvement Planning Guide [PDF]

A companion to the more detailed EQAO Guide to School and Board Improvement Planning.

EQAO Guide to School and Board Improvement Planning: A Handbook for School and Board Leaders 2005 [PDF]

A framework for improvement planning that includes the characteristics of successful improvement planning; a planning process; resources for data management, analysis and communication; an improvement planning toolkit and self-evaluation checklist.