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EQAO Forum for Parents

posted Jan 20, 2015, 12:18 PM by Sean Crookshank

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is pleased to invite parents and educators to a parent forum in Ottawa on March 7

The forum is composed of two sessions. During the first,  the School Support and Outreach Team will deliver information about EQAO’s province-wide assessment program. The following topics will be covered during the session:  an overview of EQAO elementary and secondary assessments, the process for developing and scoring the assessments and an explanation about how the results from these assessments contribute to student learning in Ontario’s schools.

Then, renowned educator and author, Dr. Lynda Colgan will discuss the differences- positive and negative- that parents can make in their child’s mathematics education. Using research and concrete examples throughout her session, Lynda will equip parents with effective strategies and resources to use as they carry out their important job as members of the math teaching team.

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015

Location: Southway Hotel, 2431 Bank Street, Ottawa, K1V 8R9

Continental Breakfast : 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

First Session: 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m.— 12:30 p.m.

Second Session: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

EQAO will cover the following for each participant:

  • continental breakfast and lunch
  • mileage according to Government of Ontario guidelines and
  • accommodation, if required, according to Government of Ontario guidelines, for participants travelling more than 160 kilometres round trip.

Parents and educators wishing to attend are asked to register at Please provide the following information when registering: first and last name, board of education, school, and e-mail address. The deadline for registration is February 20, 2015.

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