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(Education Quality and Accountability Office)

Parents: Please watch a video about how EQAO results are used to support student learning.

It is important to know that the results of the test have absolutely no impact on your child’s report card or school record. The results help schools develop their School Effectiveness Plans. Your child’s results will be distributed to you in the fall. Teachers from all over Ontario mark the test in July. The test should simply be one example of the kind of work your child is producing at school.

Tips on Answering Multiple Choice Questions

4272006_100936_0.bmpRead the question before you look at the answer.
4272006_100936_0.bmpCome up with the answer in your head before looking at the possible answers, this way the
       choices given on the test won't throw you off or trick you.
4272006_100936_0.bmpEliminate answers you know aren't right. (cross them out)
4272006_100936_0.bmpRead all the choices before choosing your answer.
4272006_100936_0.bmpThere is no guessing penalty, always take an educated guess and select an answer.
4272006_100936_0.bmpDon't keep on changing your answer; usually your first choice is the right one, unless you
       miss-read the question.

Key Math Words

Grade 3's and Grade 6's, please review the Key Math words below to help you with your Math homework and the E.Q.A.O. Grade 3 & 6 Math Assessment.

Throughout the assessment, key words are used to identify the type of response required from you. The key words are explained below. Refer to this sheet to make sure you are responding fully to each question.

Tell what is the same and what is different.

Use words to create a mental picture for the reader.

Use mathematics to find a solution to the problem.

Use point form.

Use words and symbols to make your solution clear.

Give reasons and evidence to show your answer is correct.

Show your work:
Record all calculations and all the steps you went through to get your answer. You may use words, numbers, graphs, diagrams, symbols and/or charts.