O. Reg. 271/19: PROFICIENCY IN MATHEMATICS
filed August 20, 2019 under Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996, S.O. 1996, c. 12Skip to content
ontario regulation 271/19
made under the
Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996
Made: July 26, 2019
Filed: August 20, 2019
Published on e-Laws: August 20, 2019
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: September 7, 2019
Proficiency in Mathematics
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.
(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.
(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.
(4) The period referred to in subsection (3) shall not exceed two years from the day the certificate of qualification and registration is issued.
(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 (7) (b), the Education Quality and Accountability Office notifies the Registrar that the applicant has successfully completed the mathematics test.
Development and content of test
3. (1) The Education Quality and Accountability Office shall develop English and French versions of a mathematics test.
(2) The mathematics test shall be composed of multiple choice questions and shall have two sections:
1. The mathematics curriculum section, relating to the mathematics curriculum for grades 3 to 11, which shall comprise at least 70 per cent of the test.
2. The pedagogy section, which shall comprise the remainder of the test.
(3) To successfully complete the mathematics test a person who takes the test must obtain a mark of 70 per cent or greater in each of the two sections of the test.
(4) The mathematics test is a prescribed examination for the purposes of clause 18 (1) (c) of the Act.
Administration of test
4. (1) The mathematics test may be administered by 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.
(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 post-secondary institution that administers the test.
(3) The mathematics test shall be administered in accordance with the instructions provided under subsection (2).
(4) A post-secondary institution that administers the mathematics test shall permit any member of the College to take the test.
(5) There is no limit on the number of times a person may take the mathematics test.
(6) A post-secondary institution that administers mathematics tests shall provide a completed test to the Education Quality and Accountability Office within five days after it is taken.
(7) Within 10 days after receiving a completed mathematics test under subsection (6), the Education Quality and Accountability Office shall,
(a) mark the test and provide the mark to the person who took it; and
(b) identify for the Registrar the persons who have successfully completed the test.