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Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Test Design

The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics is a curriculum-based, standards-referenced, large-scale assessment. Students enrolled in the MTH1W Grade 9 de-streamed mathematics course are learning the knowledge and skills that are defined in the expectations found in the 2021 Ontario mathematics curriculum. The purpose of the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics is to assess student learning of the knowledge and skills in this curriculum. For more details on the assessment, scoring, and the Individual Student Report refer to the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Framework.  


All students working towards the Grade 9 mathematics (MTH1W) credit are required to participate in the assessment. 

All students eligible for the assessment, including English language learners, students with special education needs and mature students, must be accounted for. There are no deferrals or exemptions for the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics. 

Using EQAO results as part of final course marks 

Teachers and School Administrators will be able to access Individual Student Reports (ISRs) after students complete the assessment. These results may be included as part of a student’s final Grade 9 mathematics course mark as per the Ministry’s direction in the Growing Success: Assessment, Evaluation, and Reporting in Ontario’s Schools, Grades 1 to 12  (2010) document.   

Updated on November 12, 2023