In Ontario, schools were closed for a cumulative 29 weeks during the pandemic.
Standardized testing provides an objective assessment of student progress and proficiency in core subjects.
During the pandemic, most provinces suspended their testing programs.
Provincewide assessments allow the public to see how students are doing in school.
Students in the province now write numeracy and literacy assessments that don’t count towards their final marks.
Today's tests place less emphasis on subject-specific knowledge than they once did.