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EQAO Updates

Grades 3 and 6

To date, we have little information on how this test will be administered other than that it is online. More information and staff training to come. We have shared as a system, not to be anxious about this opportunity. It is a chance for us to collect data and see where our students are at to learn and set direction for system goals for the coming year. Students in Virtual School will not be participating at this time as the test needs to be completed in person.

Grade 9 Math

Students across our secondary schools, in person, are participating in early November 2021 in this online test. Assessment will count for students’ overall grade if it does not negatively impact their grade. 

Assumption: November 8 and 9, 2021

Holy Trinity: November 9, 2021

St. John’s: November 4 and 5, 2021

Grades 10 and 11 OSSLT (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test)

Graduating grade 12 students do not have to participate in the writing of the OSSLT this year, however, our Grades 10 and 11 students will be participating. Currently, our focus is on Grade 11 students for the fall. It is an online format and there is a large window of time for us to participate. 

Grade 11 students attending in-person learning will be writing in Quad 1 and/or 2, and students in virtual school can participate, if they wish to, in person at St. Mary’s Catholic Education Centre.

Holy Trinity: October 18 to 20, 2021, in period 1 and October 25 to 27, 2021, in period 1.

Assumption: November 22 to 26, 2021 (29 and 30 as needed)

St Mary’s: all students will be completing the Ontario Literacy Course (OLC)

Virtual School: will participate via St. Mary’s Catholic Education Centre for any students who wish to do so as it needs to be done in person, under educator supervision. This will happen November 11, 2021.

St. John’s: November 22 to 26, 2021

Please view the EQAO website for more information about the assessments.