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EQAO Grade 3 Parent Information Night Presented By: Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Goldenberg, Mr. Caluya, Mrs. Weiner, Mrs. Surgenor Welcome!

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1 EQAO Grade 3 Parent Information Night Presented By: Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Goldenberg, Mr. Caluya, Mrs. Weiner, Mrs. Surgenor Welcome!

2 Agenda 4 Overview of EQAO 4 How are EQAO results used? 4 Classroom Supports 4 What can I do to help my child prepare for EQAO? 4 Reading, Writing, Math: What is EQAO looking for? 4 EQAO Task 4 Looking at exemplars 4 Wrap-up & Door Prizes

3 What is EQAO? n Standardized test based on the Ministry Expectations administered by the Province in Grade 3 and 6 (Education Equality and Accountability Office) n Assessment tests READING, WRITING and MATHEMATICS n Assesses student’s learning up to their current grade level (i.e. Grade 3 EQAO assesses the learning completed between Grades k-3)

4 How are EQAO Results Used n Gives parents, teachers, principals, and school boards information about how students performed in reading, writing, and mathematics n Provides data to make plans for future improvement at the school and board level n Results are NOT included in report cards and DO NOT affect student progress in the classroom

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6 Differences Between a Classroom Assessment and EQAO Assessment Classroom Assessment n assessment for learning n based on where the student is with respect to the Ontario Curriculum expectations n a variety of accommodations based on student needs - greater teacher support n a variety of tools, strategies, approaches and formats EQAO Assessment n assessment of learning n based on the Grade 3 Ontario Curriculum expectations n prescribed timed tasks n limited accommodations based on EQAO criteria n written responses only n independent demonstration

7 Classroom Supports n Using previous EQAO Student exemplars as examples and learning tools in the classroom n Sharing and deconstructing the EQAO terms with the students n Provide opportunities for students to practise answering multiple-choice questions and develop strategies such as eliminating answer choices. n Learning Goals and Success Criteria in all classrooms

8 How can I support my child in writing the test? n The best way to support your child in writing the test is by supporting his or her success at school throughout the year. n Encourage them to share their thoughts and opinions about texts and experiences n Discuss what your child is learning at school daily n Remind them that trying their best is the most important thing

9 How can I help them in the days before the test? n Test dates are on June 2 nd, 3 rd & 4 th. n Ensure they have plenty of sleep n Ensure they have a healthy lunch and a good breakfast n Ensure any appointments are not scheduled during the test dates

10 What is EQAO Looking for in Reading? n Answering the question using R-restate (using words from the question) A- answer (clear and easily understood) S- support (best examples from the text) E- explain (relate to something theme related)

11 What EQAO is Looking for in WRITING n Ideas (Showing statements) n Organization (forms of writing) n Voice (personality & point of view) n Word Choice (use of dictionary & thesaurus) n Sentence Fluency (a variety of sentence structures) n Conventions (grammar, punctuation & spelling)

12 What EQAO is Looking for in MATH n Answer the question! n Justify answers using logical reasoning n Communication through pictures, numbers and words n Apply learned knowledge to solve multi- step problems n Demonstrate understanding in a variety of forms

13 Sample EQAO Problem

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19 Thank you for coming! Where can I get more information? n Education Quality and Accountability Office n 2 Carlton Street, Suite 1200, Toronto ON M5B 2M9 n Telephone: n Web site:


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