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Title: Grade 6 EQAO Parent Information Session

Grade 6 EQAO Parent Information Session
  • Malvern Junior P.S.
  • Presented by
  • Mrs. Frendjian, Mr. Melchiorre and Mrs. Shuttin

Welcome Parents
  • Evening Agenda
  • Parent Quiz How much do you know about EQAO?
  • How to Use Your Practice Booklet at Home
  • Grade 6 Sample Questions and Student Responses
  • Question and Answer Period

Quiz Multiple Choice
  • Choose the best answer from the options below.
  • The letters E.Q.A.O. stand for
  • Education Quality Assessment of Ontario
  • Evil Questions Attacking Ontario
  • Education Quality and Accountability Office
  • Equality Quotient Assessment of Ontario

Correct Response
  • C) Education Quality and Accountability Office
  • It is an independent provincial agency that
    conducts province wide tests in grade 3, 6, 9 and
    10 in reading, writing and mathematics. The
    results are reported to educators, parents and
    the public.

Quiz True or False?
  • The main goal of EQAO Testing is to make
    recommendations to school boards in order to
    improve learning and teaching.

Answer TRUE
  • The tests give parents, teachers, principals
    and school boards information about how well
    students have learned what the province expects
    them to learn in reading, writing and
    mathematics. The results for each student are
    sent to the school where the testing took place.
    EQAO also releases provincial, school board and
    school results.

Quiz True or False?
  • E.Q.A.O. is counted as part of your childs
    report card marks.

Answer FALSE
  • The grades 3 and 6 tests do not count as part
    of a students mark and do not affect their
    progress or future opportunities in school.
  • The grade 9 math test can count for up to 10 of
    the students math mark. However, students must
    pass the Grade 10 Literacy Test or Literacy
    course in order to graduate with an Ontario
    Secondary School Diploma.

How are test results used?
  • Teachers and principals get a report that shows
    how students performed in reading, writing and
  • If many students did poorly on a particular
    skill, then teachers try to find better teaching
    strategies or resources to help students be more
  • If students in many schools have similar
    difficulties, then school boards know that all
    schools need to improve their teaching strategies
    or find better resources

Quiz True or False?
  • Students on an I.E.P. (Individual Education
    Plan) do not write the E.Q.A.O. test.

Answer FALSE
  • All students are encouraged to write the test
    but some students with special needs may be
    exempt. The accommodations outlined in student
    IEPs also help students write the EQAO tests.
    They may include more time to write, a quiet
    setting or having someone read instructions or
    questions to them.

True or False?
  • Parents do not get to see the results of their
    childs EQAO Test.

Answer FALSE
  • Parents receive test results in the Fall. Results
    are sent to the school where the students wrote
    the test, and the school forwards them to any
    student who has moved to a new school.

Quiz True or False?
  • Parents can do very little to help their children
    prepare for the EQAO test at home.

Answer FALSE
  • Parents can help their children get ready for the
    EQAO test in a variety of ways.
  • Use the Practice Test booklet
  • Teach test-taking strategies outlined in Practice
  • Visit the EQAO website and printing previous EQAO
    tests and examples of student responses
  • Encourage your child to think critically by
    asking questions and to seek answers about
    everyday topics
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How to Use The Practice Booklet at Home
  • Separate the sections (Resource Booklet and
    Practice Test Booklet)
  • Review Dr. Dons test-taking strategies (Pages
  • Read text slowly and carefully.
  • Read it again.
  • Create a video of the story in your mind.
  • Read the questions slowly and carefully.
  • Underline KEY WORDS.
  • Look in the text and find the correct answer to
    the question.
  • Have your child complete assigned sections of the
    Practice Test Booklet and review responses using
    the answers in the Resource Booklet.

Achievement Levels
  • Level 1 (Code 10) D- to D (50 to 59)
  • Much Below Provincial Standard
  • Level 2 (Code 20) C- to C (60 to 69)
  • Approaching Provincial Standard
  • Level 3 (Code 30) B- to B (70 to 79)
  • Meeting Provincial Standard
  • Level 4 (Code 40) A- to A (80 to 100)
  • Surpasses Provincial Standard

Funny Money
Sample Question - Reading
  • Text A Good Decision
  • Open Response Question 1
  • What makes the security features easy to use? Use
    two examples from the text to support your
  • Open Response Question 2
  • In the sentence Knowing how to recognize
    counterfeit money just makes cents! What is the
    significance of the word cents? Use information
    from the text and your own ideas to support your

Reading Open Response Levels
  • Level 1 Attempts to explain, but provides
    inaccurate support
  • Level 2 Indicates a partial understanding by
    providing vague support from the reading
  • Level 3 Indicates understanding by including
    some accurate and relevant support, and some
    vague or underdeveloped support
  • Level 4 Indicates an understanding by
    explaining fully and provides specific and
    relevant support

Funny Money Level 1
Funny Money Level 2
Funny Money Level 3
Funny Money Level 4
Letter to Principal
Incomplete Answer
Rationale Response is off topic.
Letter to Principal - Level 1
Rationale Response is undeveloped and is unclear
Letter to Principal - Level 2
Rationale ideas in the response are minimally
Letter to Principal - Level 3
Letter to Principal - Level 4
Test-taking Skills in Mathematics
  • Students need to
  • understand KEY WORDS (i.e., describe, explain,
    compare, attributes figure)
  • See Page 27
  • determine whether the problem is simple or
    complex See page 39
  • If a problem is complex, follow Dr. Dons Problem
    Solving Strategy

Sample Question - Mathematics
Open Response Mathematics Level 1
Open Response Mathematics Level 2
Open Response Mathematics Level 3
Open Response Mathematics Level 4
Helping Your Child with Key Words in Questions
  • What is the question asking me to do?
  • Compare
  • Define
  • Describe
  • Determine
  • Explain/Explain your thinking
  • Identify
  • Justify
  • List
  • Predict
  • Summarize

Thank you for coming! Some Words of Wisdom for
  • "There are no shortcuts to life's greatest
  • "Believe and you will achieve."
  • "You can't learn if you don't make a mistake."
  • "You don't have to be great to start but you have
    to start to be great."
  • "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from
    playing the game."
  • "Success is never final. Failure is never fatal.
    It is courage that counts."

  • Questions
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