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EQAO achievement scores

Ottawa Catholic School Board students continue to surpass provincial scores on the annual Education Quality and Accountability Office standardized tests. The standardized tests were conducted in the school year 2017-2018 in Grades 3, 6, 9, & 10 and assess reading, writing & mathematics. Our Board results have been consistently higher than the province in all of the assessments for the last five years that provincial results have been available. Our educators continue to work diligently to ensure literacy and numeracy are system-wide priorities.


Focusing on improvement

Board and school improvement plans are developed with special attention to literacy and mathematics. We are taking a multi-faceted approach to improving scores in numeracy. We have a strong focus on pedagogy (how we teach and learn), on curriculum, and on how students can apply what they have learned. As we implement the province’s renewed math strategy and build on our literacy gains, we continue professional development for our dedicated educators.


“With a focus on each child, our students are provided opportunities to deepen their literacy and numeracy skills in supportive and innovative learning communities.”

Denise Andre

Director of Education, OCSB


About EQAO tests

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The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is an independent provincial agency funded by the Government of Ontario. Their mandate is to conduct province-wide tests at key points in every student’s primary, junior and secondary education and report the results to educators, parents and the public. EQAO acts as a catalyst for increasing the success of Ontario students by measuring their achievement in reading, writing and mathematics in relation to Ontario Curriculum expectations. The resulting data provide a gauge of quality and accountability in Ontario’s publicly funded education system. EQAO distributes an individual report to each student who writes the tests and posts school, school board and provincial results on its website.

OCSB (2017-2018)

  • Grade 3 Reading 80% 80%
  • Grade 3 Writing 78% 78%
  • Grade 3 Mathematics 67% 67%
  • Grade 6 Reading 86% 86%
  • Grade 6 Writing 84% 84%
  • Grade 6 Mathematics 53% 53%
  • Grae 9 Applied Mathematics 51% 51%
  • Grade 9 Academic Mathematics 89% 89%
  • OSSLT – Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (first time eligible students) 84% 84%

Province (2017-2018)

  • Grade 3 Reading 75% 75%
  • Grade 3 Writing 72% 72%
  • Grade 3 Mathematics 61% 61%
  • Grade 6 Reading 82% 82%
  • Grade 6 Writing 80% 80%
  • Grade 6 Mathematics 49% 49%
  • Grade 9 Applied Mathematics 45% 45%
  • Grade 9 Academic Mathematics 84% 84%
  • OSSLT – Ontario Secondary School Literacy test (first-time eligible students) 79% 79%

Percentage of students at or above the Provincial Standard (Levels 3 and 4) on the EQAO assessments of reading, writing, and mathematics and percentage of students successful on the OSSLT assessment for each of the grades.

News Release 18-19.01 | EQAO: OCSB students outperform provincial averages on all tests
News Release 17.08 | EQAO: OCSB students surpass the province
News Release 16.09 | OCSB EQAO results surpass the province
News Release 15.07 | OCSB EQAO results for Grades 3 and 6
News Release 15.06 | OCSB EQAO results for Grade 9 Mathematics
News Release 15.05 | OCSB Grade 10 literacy test results above the province