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Large Scale Assessment

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Transcript of Large Scale Assessment

Large Scale Assessment

EQAO and Accommodations
for Students

Agenda
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"
Results
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
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
Teacher

Environment and work space
Security of completed booklets
DO NOT...
Take out your
HB pencils...

IT'S
ASSESSMENT
TIME!
How would you accommodate for students with special education needs in order to complete
the EQAO?
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
Special Education
Needs
For students who:
have an IEP
receive accommodations for all forms of assessment
Special
Circumstances
For students who:
are new to the school
does not have an IEP due to recent transfer
temporary conditions
eg; hand injury
English Language
Learners (ELL)
For students:
whose first language is not English
who may be Canadian born or from another country
How We
Accommodate
1) Setting
2) Presentation Format
3) Response Format
Setting
individual
quiet
prompters
verbal
non-verbal
Presentation
Format
sign language
Braille versions
large-print booklets
audio CD
assistive technology
Response
Format
how students respond to the assessment
use of computer
audio recording of responses
verbatim scribing of responses
Exemptions
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
Parent's Choice!
Rebecca Freedman, Kali Singer, Victoria Varvaro
What
have we learned?

Q

&

A

References
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
http://www.etfo.ca/issuesineducation/eqaotesting/pages/default.aspx

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

Principal Scarfo
THANK YOU
FOR
PARTICIPATING
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