As-slaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allahi Wa Barakaatuhu
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Re: Upcoming Grade 9 Math EQAO Assessment on June 7 and June 8, 2016
On Tuesday June 7th and on Wednesday June 8, our Grade 9 students will be taking part in the provincial Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics created by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). This assessment is administered to all students in Grade 9 academic mathematics course in Abraar School. The assessment consists of two assessment booklets, and students are given 60 minutes to complete each booklet.
EQAO assessment questions are directly based on the expectations set out in The Ontario Curriculum. Students will take the assessment in their regular classrooms with their regular teachers. Students should arrive on time for the assessment and come prepared with sharpened HB pencils, an eraser, a ruler, and a scientific calculator or graphic calculator. The use of cell phones, audio or video recording devices, pagers, digital music players or e-mail or text messaging devices during the assessment is prohibited and, as such, these devices should not be brought into the assessment room.
Individual student results on this assessment are private and will give you and your child an indication of his or her achievement in relation to the provincial standard. The standard, or Level 3, represents the range from 70% to 79%. Meeting the standard means your child has a solid grasp of the required knowledge and skills, which is a good indication that he or she will be ready for math work in Grade 10. In September 2016, EQAO will send our school a report on your child’s achievement on the assessment, and we will send it home at that time.
In preparation for this important assessment, students will have the opportunity to write a practice EQAO test on Thursday, May 26th and Friday, MAY 27th during their regular Science and Math classes. These practice tests will be evaluated and appropriate remediation will be delivered. As well, all grade 9 Math students are invited to receive extra help at lunch time in Grade 10 room Monday to Thursday as part of the Math Help. Other on-line supports are Khanacademy.org and Mathtv.com.
For more information about EQAO and to view a sample of its assessments, you may also visit the Web site www.eqao.com.
Grade 9-10 Math Teacher