Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario (QECO) was created in the 1969-1970 school year by OECTA, ETFO and AEFO to provide an equitable evaluation plan for teacher salary recognition based solely on specific academic criteria. The QECO evaluation of degree holding teachers who are members of one of the above-mentioned affiliates can result in one of four category placements: Category A1 through Category A4.
Once an eligible teacher is evaluated based on the academic criteria of Program 5 a Statement of Evaluation is issued which must be submitted to the board for appropriate salary category placement. All degree holding teachers must be evaluated by QECO to be considered for a placement beyond Category A1.
Changes over time occur with the ongoing recognition of new acceptable academic institutions, both domestic and abroad; changes that affect the acceptability of some course providers; changes with the increase in Additional Qualification course providers; and some legislative changes that can all have an influence on teachers' upgrading routes.
Application forms and other detailed information are available at the QECO website
www.qeco.on.ca. Completed applications should be mailed with:
Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario1300 Yonge Street, Suite 308Toronto, ON M4T 1X3416-323-19691-800-385-1030www.qeco.on.ca