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Ontario
In office
Premier
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
1,199 days in office
Ontario's 42nd Parliament
07 Jun 2018 - Present

The 2018 Ontario general election was held on June 7, 2018 to elect the 124 members of the 42nd Parliament of Ontario.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, led by Doug Ford, won a majority government with 76 of the 124 seats in the legislature. The incumbent Liberal government was effectively swept out of Parliament, securing only 7 seats in the legislature and consequently having to surrender official party status.

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Promise History

1.04.06 - “Fix the current EQAO testing regime that is failing our kids and implement a standardized testing program that works”

In progress
15-Mar-2019
Justification

In March 2019, the Ontario government announced that it would work with the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) to “modernize” the agency and its processes. It was then announced in June 2020 that EQAO tests would be cancelled for Grades 3 to 6. However, the government has yet to achieve its policy outcome; the percentage of students (particularly at elementary schools and in mathematics) who have met or exceeded the provincial EQAO standard has been decreasing consistently since the 2016-17 school year. For these reasons, the promise remains in progress.

“The government is working with the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) to modernize the agency and its processes, while using data to build better assessment and evaluation models that have a greater focus on equity. EQAO is a leading authority for measuring school system performance and it is critical that their insights are maximized.”

In progress
19-Sep-2018
Justification

In March 2019, the Ontario government announced that it would work with the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) to “modernize” the agency and its processes. It was then announced in June 2020 that EQAO tests would be cancelled for Grades 3 to 6. However, the government has yet to achieve its policy outcome; the percentage of students (particularly at elementary schools and in mathematics) who have met or exceeded the provincial EQAO standard has been decreasing consistently since the 2016-17 school year. For these reasons, the promise remains in progress.

“Over the past five years, the percentage of Grade 3 students who achieved at or above the provincial reading standard has increased by five percentage points, from 70% to 75%, but has decreased by six percentage points for the writing standard (from 78% to 72%) and the mathematics standard (from 67% to 61%). Since 2016–2017, these percentages have increased by one point in reading and decreased by one point in writing and mathematics.”

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