Earlier this fall, Premier Kathleen Wynne and Minister of Education Mitzie Hunter announced a review of Ontario’s student assessment practices. Led by the Minister’s Education Advisors, the independent review aims to ensure that Ontario’s student assessments are culturally relevant, able to measure a wider range of learning, and better reflect student well-being and equity.
Over the next several weeks, the Advisors will be holding public engagement sessions across the province to seek input on how to improve student assessment.
Read OPSBA’s Discussion Paper on EQAO and Large Scale Testing in Ontario
All members of the community are welcome to attend public engagement sessions, at the following times:
6 to 6:30 p.m. – Open House
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Roundtable Meeting
Meeting locations, dates and links to register for the public session are below. Child minding is provided.
- Ottawa, November 22 – Register Here
- Ottawa French Session, November 22 – Register Here
- Barrie, November 27 – Register Here
- Sudbury, November 30 – Register Here
- Sudbury French session, November 30 – Register Here
- Windsor, December 4 – Register Here
- Hamilton, December 5 – Register Here
- Toronto, December 8 – Register Here
- Toronto French Session, December 8 – Register Here
- Thunder Bay, December 12 – Register Here
Note: Advance registration is not required, but will help with planning and preparations. During registration, there will be an opportunity to advise of any accommodation needs that will support your ability to fully participate in the engagement session in your region.
The government states that any input gathered directly from parents/caregivers, students, teachers/educators, officials, business leaders and the broader community will be used to help develop recommendations for improving Ontario’s assessment practices.
More information on the engagement program and other ways to give input can be found: OntarioALearningProvince.ca.