EQAO Why are we looking at this data?

"Data compels us to challenge our thinking and our practices. It is an entry point to our conversations about curriculum expectations, student achievement and school practices...all in the interest of the best possible achievement for every child." (Bruce Rodrigues, EQAO CEO)

It is a cumulative test and assesses a student's learning up to their current grade level


"Lagging indicators serve a critical purpose, but lagging indicators focus on the outcomes of instruction that has already occurred—they don’t tell us what is happening now. Leading indicators, on the other hand, are predictive in nature. These data points are frequent and formative, and they offer valuable information that can help [educators] to adjust and change course in the moment—if lagging indicators can be likened to an autopsy report, leading indicators are a patient’s vital signs (Data First and Douglas Reeves, http://leadered.com/pdf/ICLELeadingLaggingIndicatorsSB.pdf).

Report Card data, and triangulation of data: OBSERVATIONS, CONVERSATIONS and PRODUCTS, create a more complete picture of student learning. Do all of the data points lead to similar conclusions about students' needs?


Over the past three years, how did our school perform in comparison to the province? The board? TURN and TALK


The Grade 3 Numeracy Test is made up of the following questions and question types--every year...

What do you notice? Does anything surprise you?

Let's take a look Cheyne's and Burnt Elm's IIR (Item Information Report) from last year. Do you notice any trends? Areas of strength vs. areas of need? Use the sticky notes to keep track of your ideas, and we will debrief as a whole group.

What is the difference between a KNOWLEDGE and UNDERSTANDING, APPLICATION or THINKING question? Using the example questions, can you determine what type each one is?

What do you notice about OPEN RESPONSE vs. MULTIPLE CHOICE questions?

How are open response questions assessed?

Let's look closely at one OPEN RESPONSE question that our students had difficulty with...fill in the template, and then share what you think you could do at your grade level to support students with areas of need. Think about Transformational Practices/teaching strategies, success criteria and assessment practices. We will share as a whole group.

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