In Ontario, schools were closed for a cumulative 29 weeks during the pandemic.
During the pandemic, most provinces suspended their testing programs.
The proposal includes a hard cap of 20 students in all classrooms and 10,000 new teachers.
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.
Ontario closed schools for 20 weeks between March 2020 and May 2021.
Standardized tests measure student academic progress—but also help measure teacher performance.