National Post article.
National Post pinpoints some of the findings done on a comparative study of EQAO math results of same students taking it in Grade 3, Grade 6, and Grade 9. Those students, who have trouble reaching the standards in elementary years, are much less likely to achieve to achieve them in Grade 9. The studies show the decline in percentages for math, but growth for reading and writing. The growth is dedicated to Ontario’s liberal government as they have paid “heavy attention” in that regard. The same kind of initiative and focus should be applied to math.
A question rises in my mind, “If all the money spend on EQAO was spend on helping students and teachers to assist them with math, would the test figures change?”