Mathematics Proficiency Test - PDSB

Who Writes the Test 

Learners wishing to enroll in the PDSB 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. 

Test Format 

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 

Sample Tests 

Practice tests are available in PDF format only: 

Sample Test: Part A 

Answer Key: Part A 

Sample Test: Part B 

Answer Key: Part B 

Accommodation for Documented Disability 

If you have any special needs that require special accommodation please email


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