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Who Writes the Test
Learners wishing to enroll in the Mathematics - Intermediate Additional Basic Qualification course may take this test in lieu of official transcript(s) showing proof of successful completion of a minimum of two full university degree credit courses or the equivalent in the teaching subject.
NOTE: If you are required to write the Ontario College of Teacher’s Math Proficiency Test (MPT) to obtain your full certification, please note that our Math Proficiency Test does not satisfy this requirement, and cannot be taken in lieu of the Ontario College of Teacher’s MPT.
If you are unsure whether you should be taking this test, email a copy of your official transcript to email@example.com and request that it be assessed for the Mathematics - Intermediate Additional Basic Qualification. We will contact you at our earliest convenience to confirm whether you qualify for the course or if you need to take the proficiency test.
The math proficiency test is delivered completely online and consists of two parts:
Time Allotted: 45 minutes
Value: 20% of final grade
Format: Multiple Choice
Time Allotted: 45 minutes
Value: 80% of final grade, each question is graded using the ministry of education 4-level mathematics achievement chart.
Format: Open ended questions that requires you to provide answers in a separate document. Upon completion of Part B, learners are required to email their answers and supporting documents to OISE Continuing and Professional Learning. All documents must be submitted no later than 30 minutes after the end of the test to be considered.
- Valid file formats: Word (doc, docx), Excel (xls, xlsx), PDF, and JPEG. Any other file format other than those listed will not be considered.
- Learners may provide their answers on plain paper. Learners are required to scan or take a picture of their answers, ensuring that they are legible quality. Illegible notes will not be considered.
The passing grade for the proficiency test is 70% overall.
Accessing the Test
If you have registered for the test you will be contacted via email from OISE Continuing and Professional Learning with login instructions and test taking instructions. You can expect this email between the registration deadline and the test start date. At the beginning of the test, learners are required to input personal information in order to proceed with the test. The information required is listed below:
- Learners' registered email. This will be used as the access token to the test.
- Learners' first name
- Learners' last name
- Learners' OCT number
- Academic honesty declaration
Practice tests are available in PDF format only:
Accommodation for Documented Disability
If you have any special needs that require special accommodation please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Successful completion of this test is valid for 3 years from the date you took the test. The Mathematics Intermediate Additional Basic Qualification in-class course offering is subject to cancellation each semester based on a minimum level of enrollment.
The Math proficiency test runs 4 times per calendar year, approximately one month prior to the registration deadline for the upcoming session (i.e. August, December, March, June).