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Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996

ONTARIO REGULATION 271/19

PROFICIENCY IN MATHEMATICS

Consolidation Period:  From April 22, 2020 to the e-Laws currency date.

Last amendment: 166/20.

Legislative History: 403/19, 166/20.

This is the English version of a bilingual regulation.

Definitions

1. In this Regulation,

“mathematics curriculum” means the curriculum guidelines issued under paragraph 3 of subsection 8 (1) of the Education Act relating to mathematics; (“programme-cadre de mathématiques”)

“mathematics test” means the test referred to in section 3; (“test de mathématiques”)

Requirement to successfully complete test

2. (1) An applicant for a certificate of qualification and registration under subsection 18 (1) of the Act must successfully complete the mathematics test if,

(a)  the applicant applies under section 4 or 6 of Ontario Regulation 176/10 (Teachers’ Qualifications) made under the Act; and

(b)  the application is completed on or after March 31, 2020, whether or not the application was commenced before that date. O. Reg. 271/19, s. 2 (1).

(2) For the purposes of clause (1) (b), an application is not complete until all supporting documents and evidence for the application have been provided to the satisfaction of the Registrar. O. Reg. 271/19, s. 2 (2).

(3) Despite subsection (1), an applicant under section 6 of Ontario Regulation 176/10 who has not fulfilled the requirement in subsection (1) may be issued a certificate of qualification and registration if, pursuant to subsection 18 (4) of the Act, the certificate is issued with the condition that the applicant must fulfil the requirement within a period agreed to by the Registrar and the applicant. O. Reg. 271/19, s. 2 (3).

(4) The period referred to in subsection (3) shall not exceed two years from the day the certificate of qualification and registration is issued. O. Reg. 271/19, s. 2 (4).

(5) The Registrar shall remove the condition referred to in subsection (3) from the applicant’s certificate of qualification and registration if, pursuant to clause 4 (6) (b), the Education Quality and Accountability Office notifies the Registrar that the applicant has successfully completed the mathematics test. O. Reg. 271/19, s. 2 (5); O. Reg. 403/19, s. 1 (1).

(5.1) Despite subsection (1), an applicant under section 4 of Ontario Regulation 176/10 who has not fulfilled the requirement in subsection (1) may be issued a certificate of qualification and registration if, pursuant to subsection 18 (4) of the Act, the certificate is issued with the condition that the applicant must fulfil the requirement by the date agreed to by the Registrar and the applicant. O. Reg. 166/20, s. 1 (1).

Note: On December 31, 2021, subsection 2 (5.1) of the Regulation is revoked. (See: O. Reg. 166/20, s. 1 (2))

(5.2) The date referred to in subsection (5.1) shall not be later than August 31, 2021. O. Reg. 166/20, s. 1 (1).

Note: On December 31, 2021, subsection 2 (5.2) of the Regulation is revoked. (See: O. Reg. 166/20, s. 1 (2))

(5.3) The Registrar shall remove the condition referred to in subsection (5.1) from the applicant’s certificate of qualification and registration if, pursuant to clause 4 (6) (b), the Education Quality and Accountability Office notifies the Registrar that the applicant has successfully completed the mathematics test. O. Reg. 166/20, s. 1 (1).

Note: On December 31, 2021, subsection 2 (5.3) of the Regulation is revoked. (See: O. Reg. 166/20, s. 1 (2))

(6) An applicant is exempt from the requirement to successfully complete the mathematics test if,

(a)  the applicant is entitled to receive a certificate of qualification and registration under section 11 of Ontario Regulation 176/10 by virtue of having satisfied the requirement respecting teachers of Native Languages set out in subsection 11 (5) of that Regulation;

(b)  the applicant is entitled to receive a certificate of qualification and registration under section 12 of Ontario Regulation 176/10 by virtue of having satisfied either of the following requirements, where the completion of the other requirement is recorded as a condition on the certificate:

(i)  The requirement set out in paragraph 3 of subsection 12 (2) of that Regulation.

(ii)  The requirement respecting teachers of Native Languages set out in subparagraph 1 vii of subsection 12 (2) of that Regulation;

(c)  the applicant is entitled to receive a certificate of qualification and registration under section 14 of Ontario Regulation 176/10 by virtue of having satisfied the requirement respecting teachers of Native Languages set out in subsection 14 (5) of that Regulation; or

(d)  the applicant is entitled to receive a certificate of qualification and registration under subsection 37 (1) or (2) of Ontario Regulation 176/10. O. Reg. 403/19, s. 1 (2).

Development and content of test

3. (1) The Education Quality and Accountability Office shall develop English and French versions of a mathematics test. O. Reg. 271/19, s. 3 (1).

(2) The mathematics test shall have two sections:

1.  The mathematics curriculum section, relating to the mathematics curriculum for grades 3 to 9, which shall comprise at least 70 per cent of the test.

2.  The pedagogy section, which shall comprise the remainder of the test. O. Reg. 403/19, s. 2 (1).

(3) To successfully complete the mathematics test an individual who takes the test must obtain a mark of 70 per cent or greater in each of the two sections of the test. O. Reg. 271/19, s. 3 (3); O. Reg. 403/19, s. 2 (2).

(4) The mathematics test is a prescribed examination for the purposes of clause 18 (1) (c) of the Act. O. Reg. 271/19, s. 3 (4).

Administration of test

4. (1) The mathematics test may be administered by,

(a)  a post-secondary institution that provides a program of professional education accredited under Ontario Regulation 347/02 (Accreditation of Teacher Education Programs) made under the Act; or

(b)  a person other than a post-secondary institution if,

(i)  the person submits an application in the form and manner specified by the Minister,

(ii)  in the application, the person undertakes to,

(A)  offer the test to any applicant for a certificate of qualification and registration and any member of the College who wishes to take the test,

(B)  offer to administer the test at least three times a year,

(C)  administer the test in both English and French,

(D)  accommodate individuals with disabilities, within the meaning of the Human Rights Code, when administering the test, and

(E)  administer the test in accordance with this Regulation and the instructions referred to in subsection (2), and

(iii)  the Minister is satisfied that the person has the capacity to fulfil the undertakings mentioned under subclause (b) (ii). O. Reg. 403/19, s. 3.

(2) The Education Quality and Accountability Office shall develop instructions with respect to the administration of the mathematics test and shall provide the instructions to every administrator of the test. O. Reg. 403/19, s. 3.

(3) The mathematics test shall be administered in accordance with this Regulation and the instructions referred to in subsection (2). O. Reg. 403/19, s. 3.

(4) There is no limit on the number of times an individual may take the mathematics test. O. Reg. 403/19, s. 3.

(5) An administrator of the mathematics test shall provide a completed test to the Education Quality and Accountability Office within five days after it is taken. O. Reg. 403/19, s. 3.

(6) Within 10 days after receiving a completed mathematics test under subsection (5), the Education Quality and Accountability Office shall,

(a)  mark the test and provide the mark to the individual who took it; and

(b)  identify for the Registrar the individuals who have successfully completed the test. O. Reg. 403/19, s. 3.

5. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Regulation).

 

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