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Large Scale Assessment
Transcript of Large Scale Assessment
EQAO and Accommodations
What is EQAO?
Responsibilities of principals, teachers and families
Accommodations for students
Q&A and discussion
Overview of EQAO
EQAO: Education Quality and Accountability Office
Established in 1996
Grades 3, 6, 9, 10
Reading, writing and mathematics
DID YOU KNOW ??
"77 million dollars is spent by the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat designing and mandating programs, designed to improve test scores"
How are test results used?
Role of the Principal
Security of the assessment and materials
Ensuring all students are accounted for
Ensuring staff training is complete
Role of the
Environment and work space
Security of completed booklets
Take out your
How would you accommodate for students with special education needs in order to complete
Who We Accommodate
Definition: changes in the way the assessment is administered or the way in which a student with special education needs responds to its components
For students who:
have an IEP
receive accommodations for all forms of assessment
For students who:
are new to the school
does not have an IEP due to recent transfer
eg; hand injury
whose first language is not English
who may be Canadian born or from another country
2) Presentation Format
3) Response Format
how students respond to the assessment
use of computer
audio recording of responses
verbatim scribing of responses
reading, if student must be read to
mathematics, if terms need to be defined
These exemptions are only put into place if
a student is illiterate
Rebecca Freedman, Kali Singer, Victoria Varvaro
have we learned?
Education Quality and Accountability Office, EQAO. (n.d.). Professional responsibilities for the
administration of the assessments of reading, writing and mathematics, primary and
junior divisions. Retrieved from www.eqao.com/pdf_e/13/Pro_Res_36e_0613_web.pdf
Education Quality and Accountability Office, EQAO. (2013). Guide for accommodations,
special provisions and exemptions. Retrieved from http://www.eqao.com/Educators/ Elementary/ 036/036.aspx
Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. (2013). EQAO testing. Retrieved from
Fernandes, L. (2010, April 30). EQAO Testing: What is it? Retrieved from http://tvoparents.tvo. org/article/eqao-testing-what-it
Michaelis, S. (2011, March 28). Tips on tackling the EQAO. Retrieved from http://tvoparents. tvo.org/article/tips-tackling-eqao
Michaelis, S. (2012, September 12). EQAO tip sheet. Retrieved from http://www.peoplefor education.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/EQAO-Testing.pd