EQAO achievement results for 2021-2022

EQAO achievement results for 2021-2022
Posted on 11/08/2022




The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) released achievement results for reading, writing and math assessments written during the 2021-2022 school year.

The assessments offer insight into whether students are meeting curriculum expectations in reading, writing, and math at key stages of their education, as well as student’s attitudes and habits towards learning.

Results for HPEDSB students are shown in the following table and are a new baseline for improving student learning opportunities and outcomes to support students reaching provincial standards of achievement.


Regarding the EQAO results, Tina Elliott, Superintendent of Education, School Effectiveness K-12 stated, "The EQAO results are a snapshot of performance in a moment of time for students within HPEDSB. In our initial analysis of the data, we see some promising indicators for improved achievement and a reduced gap in achievement between the provincial data and HPEDSB data, as measured by the Primary and Junior assessments. This is an important shift to acknowledge the work of HPEDSB educators to mitigate learning loss, close gaps and promote meaningful student learning and growth during the pandemic." 

Students experienced many disruptions to their learning during the pandemic and this EQAO data will help to identify areas of growth and need for HPEDSB students.

Did you know . . .

  • EQAO testing and reporting was on hold in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic? During that time, EQAO piloted a new online platform to administer all assessments and created a new digital reporting system to enable educators to more deeply examine trends in the results.
  • In 2021, the Ministry of Education implemented a new modernized mathematics curriculum and single stream for Grade 9 Math? This curriculum better reflects equitable and culturally responsive learning opportunities for all students.

As an organization, HPEDSB is committed to raising the bar for all students. Educators will be examining the data to identify areas of improvement, while balancing gaps that need to be closed. This will guide instructional practices, classroom supports and professional learning. The end goal is clear: HPEDSB recognizes the urgency of supporting each student to achieve the provincial standard, graduate and progress to their chosen post-secondary pathway.