A Learning Province: Public Engagement on Education Assessment in Ontario

On September 6, 2017, the Premier and Minister of Education announced an independent review of Ontario’s assessment and reporting practices to make sure they are culturally relevant, measure a wider range of learning and better reflect student well-being and equity.

From November 22-December 15, 2017, Ontarians were invited to join a province-wide conversation about how best to improve Ontario’s approaches to classroom assessments, large-scale provincial assessments including Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessments, and Ontario’s participation in pan-Canadian and international assessment programs.


Ontarians contributed their views, experiences, opinions and suggestions in the following ways:

In-person at public engagement meetings held in seven communities across the province;

Online via a survey, through social media using #OntEdAssessment or by attending a webcast; and

By submitting a written response.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the conversation. Thank you for sharing your experiences, opinions and suggestions related to education assessment and reporting. The advisors are reviewing all input to help formulate their recommendations for improvement to be delivered to the Minister of Education and the Premier of Ontario in the spring of 2018.

Although the formal engagement process has concluded, you are welcome to share your perspectives with the Advisors by email: educationassessment@ontario.ca.