What’s NEW?

Updates to the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics User Guide

The user guide is published online after an annual review. Please refer to this 2023-2024 guide for the most current guidelines.

Updated Firewall’s Domain-Allowed List

The firewall’s domain-allowed list has been updated. Ensure all the domains are added so that students can access the assessment fully. Refer to Firewall’s domain-allowed list for public schools or for private schools for more details.

Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Framework

The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Framework has been updated for 2023-24. The framework includes the blueprint of how the assessment aligns with the Ontario curriculum, the assessment design and a sample ISR. This year it includes the definitions of the Categories of Knowledge and Skills that EQAO uses. Each question on the assessment is mapped to an Ontario curriculum expectation and to a Category of Knowledge and Skills. The assessment has a field-test component and an operational component. The operational component contains the questions that are included in a student’s results. Review the Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics Framework.

Autosubmission of sessions or stages 

Any student who had started a session but did not submit their work will have their session automatically submitted by the system by 5:00 p.m. (ET) to prevent student sessions from remaining open when not in use. Refer to Autosubmission of sessions.

Alternative Version Requests

Formats of the Alternative Version requested by the school will be provided through the Message Centre as a compressed folder. The Alternative Version of the Sample Test will also be provided through the Message Centre in the same format requested by the school. Monitor the Message Centre in the school administrator’s account for communication and files from EQAO.

School administrators can monitor the pending, approved or cancelled status of the Alternative Version requests by accessing the Requests tab in their account. Please refer to instructions for requesting or cancelling in the Requesting the Alternative Version of the Assessment.

Teacher view

The teacher view has been refreshed to make the navigation experience better. There is integration of Message Centre pinned messages.

Student single login

Students will no longer be able to login to two devices simultaneously.

Updates to the highlighter tool

There have been additional colours added to the student highlighter tool on the e-assessment platform to provide students with additional options to use. 

Board IT account domain exclusion check

A new feature will allow for all allowed domains to be checked on your network automatically.

Updated on April 18, 2024