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The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is inviting parents and educators to a free parent forum in downtown Ottawa on Sat. March 7 from 9:00-2:00. The forum is composed of two sessions. The first session will deliver information about EQAO’s province-wide assessment program (i.e. an overview of EQAO elementary (Gr. 3 & 6) and secondary assessments (Gr. 9), 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).

In the 2nd session, guest speaker – educator and author Dr. Lynda Colgan discusses the differences that parents can make in their child’s mathematics education. She will provide 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.

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.

This graphic displays results on Lakeview PS student attitudes from the 2013-14 Grade 3 EQAO.

Pie graphs showing Lakeview grade 3 students' attitudes 2013-2014

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