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Ministry of Education
Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)
Job Term:
4 Temporary up to 18 months
Job Code:
6A007N - PolicyEducationOfficer06
$71,955.00 - $124,221.00 Per Year
Posting Status:
Open Targeted
Job ID:
Are you a high-performing educator with excellent curriculum and assessment knowledge and understanding? If so, consider joining the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), Literacy and Numeracy Teams.

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an arms-length agency of the Ministry of Education is responsible for the large-scale assessment program in Ontario. The assessments are written, reviewed, designed and implemented by teachers.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• review policies relating to assessing, evaluating and reporting student achievement in literacy/ numeracy across the province
• plan and lead large-scale education assessment projects
• design and develop assessment materials and tools, including test items, scoring guides, and training plans
• analyze and report on the results of provincial, national and international assessment of student achievements to support high-level decision-making
• lead consultations and participate on committees with a variety of education stakeholders (e.g. teachers, parents, principals)

How do I qualify?


• You are proficient in English and (for the bilingual positions, only) in verbal and written French at the Superior level.

Education Sector Knowledge

• You have knowledge of pedagogy and elementary/secondary school systems as they relate to student achievement in literacy/ numeracy.
• You have knowledge of large-scale assessment practices.
• You have experience applying educational theories, professional principles and practices to develop tools and resource materials.
• You have experience incorporating most recent technological methods to meet pedagogical requirements

Policy, Research and Analytical Skills

• You have experience incorporating education policies into assessment strategies and resources.
• You can apply research techniques, statistics, test theory, and sampling theory to analyze provincial, national and international data and outcomes.
• You can research, analyze, assess and compare data to develop recommendations.

Communication, Consultation and Negotiation Skills

• You can lead consultations and develop consensus and understanding with stakeholders (e.g. teachers, parents, principals) who may have opposing needs and positions.
• You can communicate information clearly to a variety of audiences.
• You have strong writing skills to prepare and edit resource and technical materials, briefing notes, reports, and presentations.

Project Management and Leadership Skills

• You have experience leading projects and managing all phases of project work.
• You can provide project leadership and technical guidance to staff.

Additional Information:

  • 2 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 2 Carleton St, Toronto, Toronto Region
  • 2 Bilingual Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 2 Carleton St, Toronto, Toronto Region
Compensation Group:
Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario
Education and Training
Posted on:
Thursday, October 3, 2019
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, October 18, 2019 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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