EQAO testing is fast approaching for the GRADE 3 & 6 students. Here are some answers to a couple of questions that you may have surrounding the assessment.
WHEN IS EQAO? On Monday, May 26th, your child will be participating in EQAO provincial testing. The students will be writing the test for a period of four days, where they will be assessed on their Language (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics skills.
Mon, May 26th: Language 1A – AM
Tues, May 27th: Language 1B – AM
Wed, May 28th: Language 2C – AM & Math 1 – PM
Thurs, May 29th: Language 2D – AM & Math 2 – PM
Friday: TRACK & FIELD – NO EQAO
Mon, June 2 & Tues, June 3 = EQAO make up sessions due to absences
Is My Child Prepared? The grade three students at Rousseau have been preparing for the test since September through our daily teaching, as they learn the Grade Three Ontario Curriculum. We have also been looking at previous EQAO tests and learning multiple choice strategies to complete multiple choice questions. We frequently examine our work and “Bump It Up”! We are encouraging our students to read the questions carefully, apply all the strategies they have learned throughout the year and to utilize manipulatives in the classroom to assist them (i.e. dictionaries, base ten blocks, hundreds charts etc.,)
What can I do to help my child prepare for EQAO? Most importantly, it is essential that your child is well rested and has a healthy breakfast before they come to school. Sending a re-usable water bottle that they can keep on their desk would minimize the need for water fountain visits and allow for minimal interruptions. Although our students will be familiar with the EQAO assessments through practice in the classroom, you may wish to look at the EQAO webstite (www.eqao.com – select educator resources/Primary grade assessment/scroll down to sample assessments for each year) for sample assessments. Approaching the assessment in a positive, low pressure manner will help to minimize any anxiety that they may be feeling.
~ We are confident that our students are well-prepared, have a complete set of manipulatives to assist them and will do their best during the assessment. If you have any further questions, please feel free to send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org