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Tara Zwolinski
Tara Zwolinski on the problems inherent in the EQAO and its negative impacts on students and educators.

Lessons from Our Children’s Coaches (CTF Report)

Mary Lou Donnelly

Most minor league hockey coaches will agree that  knowing the  results  of  last  night’s game  will   not    indicate  how  well  your child’s team is  performing.  What coaches realize — but education  bureaucrats tend to ignore — is that they can only assess their team’s performance by watchin

Meaningful Assessment Is More than a Snapshot

Joanne Myers

Assessment is not only a common word in schools, it  has become a household word across the province. Recently I witnessed an interesting interaction. Matteo, a grade 3 student, asked his mom a casual question.

EQAO In Our Schools: Members Speak out

Johanna Brand

ETFO commissioned Environics to survey members in November. Environics also polled Ontario parents and the public for the Ontario Teachers’ Federation. EQAO testing was one of many topics covered in focus groups that Stratcom conducted for the Elementary Teachers of Toronto Local.

Campaign Against EQAO Launched

Johanna Brand

ETFO launched its campaign against province wide testing at the Representative Council meeting in February.

Representative Council brings together local presidents and leaders from around the province.

Protecting Teachers’ Time (From the General Secretary)

Gene Lewis

Assessing student achievement and reporting that progress to parents is a big part of teachers’ lives today. That’s why, in the last round of collective agreements,  ETFO  worked  hard  to  increase professional  activity days for teachers.