Category / EQAO

This week I attended a public engagement session for the independent review of Ontario’s assessment and reporting practices. Early on in the session it was evident that most of the attendees were frustrated with EQAO testing and how it has changed the culture of learning and schools in the province. The facilitators tried, sometimes unsuccessfully, to […]

Premier Kathleen Wynne announced at the start of the school year “a sweeping review of how students are assessed in Ontario, including possible changes to EQAO tests“. A month later the focus is starting to shift, as people start to consider how we might make EQAO better. Thanks for sharing. What solutions do you suggest? […]

In 2013 The Ontario Public School Boards Association (OPSBA) made it a priority to develop a position paper on EQAO testing in response to Provincial Policy Memorandum 155 and the position paper of the Ontario Teachers’ Federation (OTF). A survey was distributed to trustees and senior staff of all the member boards and based on […]

As previously discussed EQAO has announced that the technical failure of the online OSSLT was due to “an intentional, malicious and sustained Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack—a type of cyberattack.” However some evidence has surfaced that contradicts those claims. ICT Educator Elliot Royle tweeted  a link to the Digital Attack Map for October 20, 2016. […]

This week thousands of grade 3 and 6 students in Ontario will write the annual EQAO tests. Many educators, parents and students understand this to be a “bad thing”. Unfortunately, like the weather, everybody talks about it but no body actually does anything about it. Part of the reason I blog is to stand up […]

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