Doing the math on marks and class sizes

Soon after it became public that math EQAO scores did not improve despite spending $60 million on its renewed math strategy, Ontario’s Ministry of Education announced a “curriculum refresh.”

 

An expert panel is to make recommendations on a host of issues, including report cards, transferable skills and the role of standardized testing. Mathematics is to be a focus. But educational issues are not so easily disentangled.

 

Consider something as seemingly simple as reducing class sizes.

 

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