As a parent or guardian, we know you care about your child’s progress in school. EQAO assessments, along with classroom assessment, can help ensure that your child is on the right track. Read the information below to learn more about your child’s EQAO assessment.


For detailed information on EQAO as well as Trillium Lakelands DSB results please visit the EQAO website. The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics provides individual and system data on students’ knowledge and skills, based on the expectations for students in Grade 9 applied and academic programs in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Mathematics. All students in these programs are required to participate in the assessment.

  • Test Dates: January 11 to January 22, 2016

The purpose of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test(OSSLT) is to ensure that students have acquired the essential reading and writing skills that apply to all subject areas in the provincial curriculum up to the end of Grade 9. All students in public and private schools who are working toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma are required to write the OSSLT in Grade 10. Students who have been unsuccessful on the OSSLT may be eligible to fulfil the requirement through the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC). Successful completion of the OSSLT or OSSLC is a graduation requirement. The secondary school literacy requirement is described in the Ministry of Education’s Policy/Program Memorandum No. 127.

  • Test Date: March 31, 2016

The Assessments of Reading, Writing and Mathematics Primary Division (Grades 1–3) and Junior Division (Grades 4–6) are based on the reading, writing and mathematics expectations in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1–8. These assessments provide both individual and system data on students’ achievement.

  • Test Dates: May 25 to June 8, 2016

The Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics provides individual and system data on students’ knowledge and skills, based on the expectations for students in Grade 9 applied and academic programs in The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 and 10: Mathematics. All students in these programs are required to participate in the assessment.

  • Test Dates: June 1 to June 16, 2016