Tuesday, 12 May 2015

EQAO Update - Letter sent home

EQAO 2014-2015
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Your child will be participating in the Education Quality and Accountability Office’s (EQAO’s) Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, in the Grade 3/6 Division. The test dates are June 3, 4, and 5. Please ensure students come to school on those days and arrive on time.
In six one-hour sessions, students will complete a variety of assessment activities designed to allow them to demonstrate their skills and knowledge relating to reading, writing and mathematics as described in The Ontario Curriculum. There will be 2 sessions per day, with a break in between. The assessment is administered province-wide and is developed by Ontario teachers and assessment experts to reflect curriculum expectations.
EQAO has developed a “Parent’s Guide to EQAO Tests” and “Questions and Answers for Parents” (available in 20 languages) to give you more information about the assessments and an understanding of what to expect. To access these resources, go to the EQAO Web site (www.eqao.com), click “Parent Resources” and then select “Primary Division (Grades 1–3) and Junior Division (Grades 4–6).”
Attached is a ‘Snack Form’ for the classes, please fill it out if you are interested in providing snacks for the day. If you have any questions, please contact the school or your child’s teacher. (form sent home)

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Mohammad Saleem