The results of the academic assessments from the 2017–2018 school year were released on Tuesday. On average, the public school board showed improvement in some areas while its Catholic counterpart continued to lead the way.
The Education Quality and Accountability Office or EQAO tests are conducted to see whether students across the province are meeting the provincial curriculum expectations in reading, writing and math. The tests are annually conducted for students in Grades 3, 6, 9 and 10. Students in Grade 9 are tested in math only while students in Grade 10 take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.