Today the Minister of Education published an announcement regarding the January Grade 9 EQAO Mathematics Assessment. As a result of this announcement, students in semester 1 math courses will not participate in the January Grade 9 EQAO Mathematics Assessment at this time. 

As you may be aware, a student’s final grade includes a portion of the Grade 9 EQAO assessment.  Since students will not be completing the assessment, schools will eliminate the assessment from the overall mark calculations.  Students’ final grades will not be impacted by the absence of this assessment.

The Minister indicated that for schools not administering the test in January, those students will need to take the test during the June 2020 administration period. If this requirement becomes necessary, we will work with schools to develop an administration plan.