EQAO standardized tests back up and running after being paused due to technical issues

Standardized testing for Ontario students has resumed after assessments – all online for the first time this year – were halted due to technical issues.

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The evaluation platform was back up and running on Wednesday after it was shut down last Friday following complaints of late logging on, students losing work and connectivity issues.

The Education Quality and Accountability Office, which oversees the so-called EQAO tests, says that since last week’s technical difficulties affecting system response times, there had been “significant progress” in recent days.

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This means reading, writing and math tests in grades 3 and 6 and math exams for grade 9 will resume. Those assessments are to be done by June 24.

EQAO, an arm’s length government agency, says that during the 2020-2021 school year, it conducted an online Grade 9 math test and the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) test, in which high school students personally going to school….

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