Everything you need to know to survive the EQAO, aka the standardized tests from the Education Quality and Accountability Office.
We've discussed the issue of standardized testing in Ontario often here at TVOParents. Kids take these tests in Grades 3, 6, and 9 - as well as the literacy test in Grade 10. We've gathered the discussions and tools you might find helpful if your child is taking the Grade 3 or 6 EQAO tests this year.
We start you off with a debate on the pros and cons of standardized testing. Cheryl interviewed a panel of experts who disagreed on the merits of testing children this way.
We also have some helpful articles on the EQAO tests - what are they, how do you prepare for them?
EQAO Testing: What is it? - this will get you started, a kind of primer on what to expect.
Tips on Tackling the EQAO - how you and your kids can cope with the jitters of testing.
Tip Sheets in 15 Different Languages - if English is not your first language.
Understanding Standardized Testing - the pros and cons of EQAO.
TVOKids Homework Zone has all sorts of tools and help for kids who are doing the EQAO.
EQAO Tests in Elementary Schools - Parent Guide - from the EQAO office
6 Questions to Ask When Reviewing the Results - these are available in 21 languages from the EQAO website.
Individual School Results - you can type in your school and see how it did.
Want to give your kids a head start? Here are the sample tests from last year. Give them a try yourself so you know what your kids are up against. Let us know how you do. Good luck!
Grade 3 tests:
- Language 1 test
- Language 2 test
- The Answers to Language 1 & 2
- Math test
- The Answers to Math sample test
Grade 6 tests: