Grade 9 EQAO Assessment of Mathematics (June 12 and 13, 2017)

All Ontario students currently enrolled in a Grade 9 academic or Grade 9 applied math course will take the test. At Richview, students enrolled in Grade 9 Mathematic students will write on June 12 and June 13  as part of the formal exam schedule. The specific timing for the schedule will be released late May/early June.


The purpose of the Grade 9 EQAO Assessment in Mathematics is to identify strengths and areas for improvement in student learning. Please note that success on this assessment is not a diploma requirement.

What is the Grade 9 Mathematics Assessment?

In Grade 9, mathematics achievement is measured using the expectations set out in the Ontario curriculum. Students work individually to solve problems, write responses, and complete multiple choice questions. Please note that these assessments are snapshots of a student's performance. These assessments supplement the information teachers collect throughout the year from classroom assessments, daily conversations, and conversations with parents/guardians. 

Four Strands

Grade 9 Academic Math Strands Grade 9 Applied Math Strands
  • Number Sense and Algebra
  • Linear Relations
  • Analytic Geometry
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Students complete 28 MC questions and 8 Open Response Questions
  • Number Sense and Algebra
  • Linear Relations
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Students complete 28 MC questions and 8 Open Response Questions
Strategies for the Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment

Students are supported by in-class assistance and/or extra help at lunch, in addition to the Homework Help Club and the Study Hall- both teacher-lead services. Beyond this, Richview runs a once-weekly Numeracy Lunch and Learn and a once weekly Morning Remediation support session for students who require extra support. Also, please note that in order to prepare our students for the upcoming Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment, Grade 9 students will be writing a Mock Test  in advance of the actual test in late May (dates tbd).  The results from the Mock EQAO will be evaluated to determine appropriate remediation for our students.

Components of the Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment

Students will complete two test booklets. Each booklet will be completed in 60 minutes. A 15-minute break will be provided between booklets. The assessment involves multiple choice questions and extended-response tasks. Different but comparable assessments have been created for students in academic and applied programs. 


Test Materials

Students will complete two test booklets and two student answer sheets.  Students should bring pencils, an eraser, a scientific or graphing calculator, and a ruler. A highlighter may also be helpful. 

Duration of the Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment

Students will require approximately 2.5 hours to complete the test including breaks. Please note that students with Individual Learning Plans (IEP's) which outline accommodations and supports that are necessary for, and consistent with, regular classroom practices will be given the same accommodations and supports during the Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment. (e.g. extra time, alternate location to write, the use of assistive technology, large print, etc.) The schedule for that day and room allocation will follow.


The results of the Grade 9 EQAO Math Assessment are released in September of the next school year. Each student will receive an EQAO individual student report recording achievement according to the province's four achievement levels. The provincial standard is Level 3, which corresponds to 70-79%. Please note that this EQAO assessment will count for 10% of each student's final mark in either the academic or applied math course.