Ontario Considering Mandatory Annual Math Testing For Teachers

The Ontario government is considering implementing mandatory annual math testing for all teachers in the province.

Senior government sources have told The Canadian Press that teachers would be required to pass the test in order to continue to teach.

The test would apply to teachers at both the primary and secondary level even if the educator did not primarily teach mathematics.

The government passed legislation Wednesday that will require all aspiring teachers in Ontario to pass a math test before receiving their licence to teach.

The government would still need to consult with teachers and parents on the matter.

The Canadian Press