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Public consultations on student assessment
The Ministry of Education is currently engaging in public consultations on education assessment. The deadline to submit your input is December 15.
Learn more about the purpose of the consultations, how you can participate, and some things to think about when preparing your submission.
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What is Measuring What Matters?
Watch this one minute video to learn about our Measuring What Matters project.
Assessment and measurement: Beyond testing
Since 2015, educators from across Ontario have been field testing the use of a set of competencies in health, creativity, social-emotional learning, and citizenship. A number of themes have emerged from this work.
Annual Ontario school survey
Keeping track of the essential resources and programs in Ontario’s schools, and how they are affected by changes to provincial policy and funding.
Health and physical education 2017
This is an excerpt from our annual report on Ontario's publicly funded schools, based on surveys from over 1000 school principals across Ontario.
Tens of millions in grants targeted for needy students aren’t reaching them
The Auditor General's report raises the same concerns flagged by People for Education in our 2017 annual report on Ontario's schools. Funding designed to support at-risk students is being used to cover shortfalls in other…
Province considers changing school closing process – again
The process for closing schools involves many difficult decisions, and can pit groups against each other. There is a provincially mandated process, which has been revised a number of times. The government is now consulting…
Ontario considering changes to assessment and measurement
The province is asking for public input on improving assessment and reporting at the individual, school, school board and system-wide levels.