School Board Progress Reports

Grade 10 Literacy Test

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) annually assesses the literacy skills of Ontario's Grade 10 students through the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. EQAO is an arm's-length agency of the provincial government and provides parents, teachers and the public with accurate and reliable information about student achievement.

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test assesses reading and writing skills that students are expected to have learned in all subjects by the end of Grade 9. Students have the opportunity to rewrite the test if they fail; however, they must pass the test or enrol in and pass the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course to obtain the graduation literacy requirement.

In 2021-22, the percentage of Grade 10 students who were eligible to write the test for the first time and who fully participated in and passed the literacy test was 82 per cent for English-language students and 89 per cent for French-language students.

This chart is a snapshot of Grade 10 literacy test results by board.

Algoma DSB 74%
Algonquin and Lakeshore CDSB 82%
Avon Maitland DSB 79%
Bluewater DSB 74%
Brant Haldimand Norfolk CDSB 81%
Bruce-Grey CDSB 77%
CDSB of Eastern Ontario 78%
Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario 93%
Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir 90%
Conseil scolaire catholique Providence 87%
Conseil scolaire public du Grand Nord de l'Ontario 87%
CS Viamonde 91%
CSD du Nord-Est de l'Ontario 68%
CSDC de l'Est ontarien 90%
CSDC des Aurores boréales 90%
CSDC des Grandes Rivières 78%
CSDC du Centre-Est de l'Ontario 93%
CSDC du Nouvel-Ontario 80%
CSDC Franco-Nord 74%
DSB of Niagara 83%
DSB Ontario North East 74%
Dufferin-Peel CDSB 83%
Durham CDSB 85%
Durham DSB 84%
Grand Erie DSB 70%
Greater Essex County DSB 77%
Halton CDSB 86%
Halton DSB 89%
Hamilton-Wentworth CDSB 74%
Hamilton-Wentworth DSB 73%
Hastings & Prince Edward DSB 67%
Huron Perth CDSB 82%
Huron-Superior CDSB 82%
Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB 78%
Keewatin-Patricia DSB 64%
Kenora CDSB 85%
Lakehead DSB 77%
Lambton Kent DSB 76%
Limestone DSB 76%
London District Catholic School Board 81%
Near North DSB 71%
Niagara CDSB 84%
Nipissing-Parry Sound CDSB 80%
Northeastern CDSB 73%
Northwest CDSB NA
Ottawa CDSB 85%
Ottawa-Carleton DSB 87%
Peel DSB 85%
Peterborough Victoria Northumberland CDSB 79%
Rainbow DSB 79%
Rainy River DSB 68%
Renfrew County CDSB 85%
Renfrew County DSB 79%
Simcoe County DSB 79%
Simcoe Muskoka CDSB 75%
St Clair CDSB 81%
Sudbury CDSB 72%
Superior North CDSB NA
Superior-Greenstone DSB 65%
Thames Valley DSB 76%
Thunder Bay CDSB 80%
Toronto CDSB 80%
Toronto DSB 84%
Trillium Lakelands DSB 78%
Upper Canada DSB 76%
Upper Grand DSB 83%
Waterloo CDSB 86%
Waterloo Region DSB 85%
Wellington CDSB 82%
Windsor-Essex CDSB 81%
York CDSB 87%
York Region DSB 89%

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