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2022-2023 EQAO Results have been released

For immediate release
October 12, 2023

GUELPH, Ontario – Results from the province’s 2022-2023 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) tests have been released for school boards across Ontario, including the Upper Grand District School Board.

The chart below shows the UGDSB average in the EQAO test categories, compared to the provincial averages.






% of students at/above standard

% of students at/above standard

%pt difference (UGDSB-Ontario)






Grade 9 Math








Grade 6 Math




Grade 6 Reading




Grade 6 Writing








Grade 3 Math




Grade 3 Reading




Grade 3 Writing




*OSSLT = Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
*FTE = First Time Eligible to write the test
*PE = Previously Eligible to write the test

The 2022-2023 results confirm the UGDSB’s data indicating a need to focus on improving skills in literacy and math in the early years. The results show that at the grade 6 level, many Upper Grand students performed at or above that of the provincial level. 

To help support the early years, starting in the 2022-2023 school year, early reading teachers were deployed to further support students in grades 1 and 2. In addition, in June 2023, the UG Board of Trustees approved a multi-year budget dedicating additional resources to support students with reading and math.

The Upper Grand District School Board is committed to the core priority of Foundational Education and Student Achievement as outlined in the Multi-Year Plan and realizing VISION 2026.

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Inspiring a love of learning and developing engaged, globally literate citizens is the shared purpose of our Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, and more than 4,000 dedicated education and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

Our Purpose: To inspire a love of learning and develop engaged, globally literate citizens.

Our Vision: To be recognized as leaders in creating unparalleled, agile, and inclusive learning experiences for all.

Our Plan:

We will…

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Media contact:

Heather Loney
Manager – Communications and Public Relations
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725

Megan Sicoli
Administrative Officer – Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764


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