Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

The Education Quality and Accountability Office, or EQAO, ensures greater accountability and better quality in Ontario’s publicly funded school system. An arm’s-length agency of the provincial government, EQAO provides parents, teachers and the public with accurate and reliable information about student achievement. Schools routinely consider EQAO data along with other information to support student success. Students in all publicly-funded schools in Ontario are required to write the provincial EQAO assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics in Grades 3 and 6, while students who take Grade 9 Applied or Academic Mathematics are required to write the provincial assessment at the end of their semester of study. The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether or not students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Results are highlighted in the graphs below.



Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Tests









Grade 9 Mathematics














Grade 6 Reading/Writing/Mathematics


Grade 3 Reading/Writing/Mathematics