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Provincial Government Math Proficiency Test: Updates from the Faculty of Education

From: Dean Montgomery and Associate Dean Salinitri

Date: February 19, 2020

To: Pre-Service Teacher Candidates

Dear Teacher Candidates:

We have received notification that St. Clair College of Applied Arts and Technology in Windsor is hosting the Math Proficiency Field Test.  There are about 150 spots available.  

As a reminder, to register for the field test, teacher applicants must complete the following:

  1. Obtain an Ontario College of Teachers application number (www.oct.ca)
  2. Create an MPT account (www.mathproficiencytest.ca
  3. Choose a test-centre location from the list below
  4. Select and register for a field-test session. If an accommodation is required, request a test session and await contact from the test-centre accessibility coordinator

From: Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO)

Date: January 29, 2020

To: Teacher Candidates

Subject: Field Test Details, Mathematics Proficiency Test (MPT)

Math Proficiency Field Test

Ahead of the launch of the official Mathematics Proficiency Test this spring, EQAO will be conducting field tests between February 18 and March 7, 2020, at various test centres throughout the province.

Field-Test Registration

Online registration for the field test opens on February 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. To register for the field test, teacher applicants must complete the following:

  1. Obtain an Ontario College of Teachers application number (www.oct.ca).
  2. Create an MPT account (www.mathproficiencytest.ca). 
  3. Choose a test-centre location from the list below.
  4. Select and register for a field-test session. If an accommodation is required, request a test session and await contact from the test-centre accessibility coordinator.

Field-Test Centre Locations*

  • Algonquin College–Ottawa 
  • Centennial College–Toronto 
  • Collège Boréal–Sudbury
  • Durham College–Oshawa 
  • Fleming College–Peterborough/Lindsay 
  • Georgian College–Barrie 
  • Humber College–Toronto (Etobicoke North)
  • Lambton College–Sarnia 
  • Loyalist College–Belleville 
  • Sault College–Sault Ste. Marie 
  • Seneca College–Toronto, King City, Markham 
  • Sheridan College–Mississauga
*On-site French-language support is available upon request and may be requested when teacher applicants create their online MPT account.

Field-test session dates and times will vary based on the test-centre location, and field-test applicants will be able to register for the field test starting February 3, 2020. Please note that the number of available spaces will be limited to the capacity at participating test centres and spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. More field-test locations may be added to the list above. Original photo identification will be required on the day of the field test.

Further information regarding the official test launch, including details on how to register for the test and specific dates and locations of the test centres across the province, will be shared soon.

EQAO will continue to provide updates on the development of the MPT to faculties of education throughout the province. Additionally, you can visit www.mathproficiencytest.ca for sample test questions, what you can expect on the day of the test and answers to frequently asked questions.


From: Dean Montgomery and Associate Dean Salinitri

Date: January 27, 2020

To: Pre-Service Teacher Candidates

Dear Teacher Candidates:

As per recent changes to the regulations (see https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/190271), Faculties of Education will not be administering the government’s Math Proficiency Test.  It is anticipated that the Ministry of Education will contract with a third-party vendor to administer the MPT and that the first official test will be administered in April, and thereafter 4 times per year. 

All pre-service teacher education candidates are encouraged to pay close attention to www.mathproficiencytest.ca for additional updates and information.  We also strongly encourage those who may require accommodation to ensure they are registered with Student Accessibility Services specifically for test accommodation. See http://www.uwindsor.ca/studentaccessibility/.

Please see below the most recent update from EQAO pertaining to the Math Proficiency Test (MPT).

Math Proficiency Test (MPT) Update from EQAO

The launch of the Mathematics Proficiency Test (MPT) is scheduled for spring 2020, and EQAO is in the process of finalizing the test administration platform and test items.

Field Test

To ensure the high quality and reliability of the online test and to validate the assessment items, EQAO will be conducting field tests between February 18 and March 7, 2020, at various test centres throughout the province. A range of participants from all divisions (primary, junior, intermediate, senior and Technological Education) and with a variety of teachable subject areas is encouraged. The MPT field test is a cost-free opportunity for teacher applicants to attempt the test.

If teacher applicants attempt the field test and have a successful outcome, they will have satisfied the legislated MPT-certification requirement. However, if the teacher applicants are not yet successful on this field test attempt, their next attempt will still count as their first attempt.

Test Centre

Please note that the number of available spaces will be limited to the capacity at participating test centres, and spaces will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Information regarding registration, test locations and dates and times of the field test will be available shortly.

Ontario College of Teachers Application Number

An Ontario College of Teachers application number is required to register for the MPT. This number is issued once an applicant opens an application with the Ontario College of Teachers.

EQAO will continue to provide updates on the MPT to faculties of education throughout the province, and you can visit www.mathproficiencytest.ca for sample test questions, what you can expect on the day of the test and answers to frequently asked questions.