The Ford government in Ontario is considering implementing a new mandatory math test that all teachers would need to pass in order to continue teaching.
The test would apply to primary and secondary teachers even if they didn’t teach math.
According to the CBC, the Progressive Conservatives would implement this test to improve declining student math scores across Ontario.
Results for EQAO testing have gone down significantly in recent years. Last year, only 49 per cent of Grade 6 students met the provincial math standard. That number was 54 per cent in 2013-2014.
For Grade 3 students, 61 per cent met the provincial standard in 2017-2018. That’s a 6 per cent drop from 2013-2014 when the standard was 67 per cent.
On Wednesday a legislation was passed that requires aspiring teachers to pass a test before receiving their licence to teach.
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