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Update on Status of Grade 9 EQAO Assessments

As a result of the current OECTA job action, teachers are not permitted to assist in the administration of EQAO assessments. At the current time no further talks have been scheduled between OECTA and the government.
Therefore, in consultation with all other English Catholic school boards, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board will not be administering the Grade 9 EQAO mathematics assessment this January. This is also true in all English Public school boards.
This decision will not impact Grade 9 math credit completion, and the final mark will now be based solely on other summative assessments, and EQAO will not factor in the final mark.
As we move forward in the year, we will have to work in collaboration with other boards and the Ministry of Education to determine what will happen with the possible assessment of EQAO later in the year.
Communication will flow at a later date in that regard.
We thank you for your understanding and wish all of our students a successful exam schedule.

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