EQAO & Avant
With our commitment to academic excellence, we participate in standardized testing in both General and Jewish Studies — the EQAO and Avant respectively.
Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)
We engage in Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) testing, alongside Grade 3 and 6 students in Ontario public schools.
As the sole GTA Jewish day school to participate, it is an essential component of our commitment to academic excellence and our dedication to preparing students for future grades.
Consistently surpassing public school outcomes, Bialik students achieve exceptional scores that exceed provincial averages. This remarkable achievement is a testament to our outstanding faculty and their delivery of a superb academic program.
The results speak for themselves:
- In Math, Bialik students' Grade 3 and Grade 6 scores outperform the Ontario average by up to 27 percentage points.
- Reading scores in both Grades 3 and 6 demonstrate outstanding achievement, with over 90 percent in Grades 3 and 6.
- Similarly, our students excel in writing, with 91 percent of Grade 3 students and an astounding 99 percent of Grade 6 students surpassing the provincial expectation.
It is worth noting that these exceptional outcomes are even more remarkable considering that our students dedicate half of their school day to Jewish Studies.
These outstanding EQAO results underscore Bialik’s dedication to delivering an unparalleled educational experience and ensuring the success of our students.
In Jewish Studies, we have introduced Avant STAMP 4S — an internationally recognized online test of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Avant STAMP 4S is a standardized assessment in Hebrew proficiency for students in Grades 3-7.
The results provide the school with objective, quantitative measures of Hebrew proficiency, on both individual-student and cohort-wide levels.
On an individual level, assessment data helps teachers direct instruction to the needs of each of their students. The assessment results also allow our administrative and teaching teams to measure cohort- and school-wide learning progress and program effectiveness.