OPSBA announced the release of a Discussion Paper on Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) and Large Scale Testing in Ontario in December 2016.
OPSBA’s 2013-2014 strategic priorities, which included a commitment to promote
21st Century Education, the Education Program Work Team launched a
survey in November 2013 to gather input from member boards related to EQAO assessments and large scale testing.
Discussion Paper summarizes the survey results, identifies key themes and
issues for consideration when examining the future of large scale testing and
proposes a series of recommendations. The conclusions drawn in the
Discussion Paper, based on the survey findings, reflect OPSBA’s official
position on EQAO testing.
sincerely thank the members of our Education Program Work Team for their
dedication to this three-year long project and to the many trustees and school
board senior staff who participated in the initial survey and provided their
invaluable feedback throughout the process.
It is hoped
that this document will inspire and encourage much needed dialogue on this
issue among our education partners in the Province.