Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)
The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)
is an independent provincial agency funded by the Government of Ontario. Every year, EQAO conducts province-wide assessments at key points in each student’s education and reports the results to school boards, schools, families and the public. These assessments measure achievement of the Ontario Curriculum
expectations in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics.
EQAO assesses students throughout their educational journey:
- Grade 3 assessment of reading, writing and mathematics
- Grade 6 assessment of reading, writing and mathematics
- Grade 9 assessment of mathematics
- Grade 10
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) - successful completion of the test is one of the requirements students must meet to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma
Additonal EQAO Information
What is EQAO?
EQAO produces an individual report for each student who writes the primary and junior assessments which is distributed by the school to parents and guardians. EQAO posts school level, school board level and provincial level results on its website.
The assessment results expand the current knowledge about student learning, and serve as a tool for improvement at the school, school board and provincial levels. Results can be leveraged to improve student learning through initiatives such as:
It is important to remember that EQAO assessment results provide just one way of measuring student achievement of the Ontario Curriculum Expectations.
- Developing literacy and numeracy improvement plans
- Providing extra resources to meet the needs of students
- Providing parents/guardians with strategies to help their children at home
About the Fraser Report
The Fraser Institute’s Report Card on Ontario’s Elementary Schools uses Grade 3 and Grade 6 Education Quality & Accountability Office (EQAO) assessment results to calculate each school's overall rating out of 10. Ratings in the report are an incomplete and sometimes distorted picture of school effectiveness.
2021-2022 EQAO Results
2021-2022 Grade 3 & Grade 6 EQAO Results
Provincial Average 59%
Provincial Average 73.2%
Provincial Average 64.9%
Provincial Average 47.2%
Provincial Average 84.9%
Provincial Average 84.1%
2021-2022 Grade 9 Math & OSSLT Results
Grade 9 Mathematics
Provincial Average 47.2%
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (First Time Eligible)
Provincial Average 82.1%
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (Previously Eligible)
Provincial Average 85.2%
Individual student results of EQAO assessments are shared with parents/guardians and distributed directly by individual schools while school, Board and provincial results are shared with public.
Visit the EQAO website for more information.