2018 EQAO results for Primary, Junior, Grade 9 and 10 assessments

2018 EQAO results for Primary, Junior, Grade 9 and 10 assessments
Posted on 09/20/2018

This article presents student achievement results on the following provincial assessments administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) during the 2017-2018 school year:

  • Primary and Junior (Grade 3 and 6) Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • Grade 9 Mathematics (Applied and Academic courses)
  • Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Primary and Junior reading, writing and math

Primary reading results were 66% and Junior reading results were 72%, both of which represent a significant increase of 5 percentage points from last year in each pision. These results indicate the number of students attaining provincial standard of Level 3 or 4. Continued growth in reading achievement has been sustained over a 10-year period and has been an internal focus over time through the Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement and Well-Being.

Writing results indicate growth in both the Primary and Junior divisions.

Math results remained the same as last year.

Primary and Junior EQAO Results


Reading 66%

Writing 59%

Math 47%


Reading 72%

Writing 64%

Math 32%

Grade 9 Mathematics

In Academic Math courses, 78% of students achieved Level 3 or 4, which is an increase of 2 percentage points from last year. Student achievement in Academic Math has increased over a 10-year period, which is similar to the provincial results.

The 2017-2018 results indicate that 37% of students in Applied Math courses achieved Level 3 or 4. This represents a decline over time.

Grade 9 Math Results

Grade 9 Academic Math course results: 78%

Grade 9 Applied Math course results: 37%

Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is administered once a year in the spring. Results represent the percentage of students who were successful in passing the assessment, which is required to graduate.

Results for all course types combined indicate 62% of students were successful. Students who are unsuccessful may retake the test in Grade 11 or take an additional English credit known as the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC).


"We are committed to preparing all students for graduation, for their chosen career/life pathway and for lifelong learning. We acknowledge the dedication of our staff as they work continuously to support all students to be successful and to increase graduation rates."-Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education.

"We are thrilled with the ongoing gains made in reading and writing. Our staff are highly committed to supporting students in achieving excellence, which is preparing and empowering them for graduation."-Cathy Portt, Superintendent of Education.

For more information, please contact:
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]