Student EQAO results show better math scores across Ontario

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Published September 28, 2023 at 11:57 am

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The province’s student assessment scores are in and the results show progress.

The EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office) released its annual student assessment results today (Sept. 28). The EQAO test on writing, reading and mathematics.

Overall, the results for 2022/23 year demonstrate encouraging progress in student outcomes in Ontario, according to a press release from the Ministry of Education.

“EQAO data results show that Ontario’s historic investments in public education and unwavering focus on keeping kids in class with a back-to-basics education are leading to better student outcomes,” said Stephen Lecce, minister of education, in the press release.

However, there is more work ahead to ensure continued positive outcomes for students, the ministry added.

Overall, the EQAO results are showing gains in reading, writing and math scores, according to the ministry.

Math achievement is trending upward across all grade levels in both English and French, including between two to five percentage point increases in Grade 6 and Grade 9 math.

At the same time, literacy achievement is stable or increased across grade levels, including improved literacy success rates on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) among first-time eligible Grade 10 students.

Results for individual school boards are not yet online.

The provincial results for Grade 3 show slight gains in mathematics while reading and writing stayed the same.

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The Grade 6 results across the province show a slight decrease in reading.

Writing remained the same and mathematics increased by three per cent.

 

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The Province of Ontario 2022-23 EQAO math results generally align with is happening in other jurisdictions, both across Canada and internationally, the Ministry of Education said.

Reading and writing results in Ontario are strong and stable amidst fluctuating results found across other provinces and jurisdictions around the world, the ministry added.

The EQAO results show stable, in-person learning, with a renewed focus on literacy and STEM education will lead to positive mental, developmental, physical health and long-term academic success, the ministry said.

Once the full results are available, parents and students can check online EQAO results for their school and overall results for individual school boards.

For more, see the EQAO website here.

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