The Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT) Information Page
The OSSLT, the Grade 10 Literacy Test will be written by all eligible students during the morning of Tuesday May 14, 2013. Only students writing the test will be at school that day. All other students are to remain home from school on this day.
On February 26th, students who will write the test this year recieved an information letter and sample practice booklet. Parents and students are encouraged to review these materials to assist their child in preparation for the test. Additional practice questions and answers are available by accessing the links below.
Supports and Resources for students and parents:
Schedule for the day:
Accomodations for Special Education Students and English Language Learner Students
Special Education Students and some English Language Learner students, may qualify for additional time or special accomodations. A letter will be send home for parents of students who are eligible.
Grade 10 Assembly PowerPoint - The structure and rules for the day, along with tips and tricks.
Get Ready Guide - This guide provides students with details about test content, instructions for doing the test and tips for doing well.
Planning and Preparation Guide - This guide describes the reading and writing skills assessed and the kinds of questions; provides sample test materials and tips for preparing students prior to the test.
Test Questions and Answers are provided. Students writing the Literacy Test received a sample practice booklet, answers to these questions can be found in the Planning and Preparation Guide.
Sample Test Materials:
The sample test is a complete test in the same order and with the same instructions as an actual test. The use of the sample test provides parents, students and educators with a test similar in length and format to the one provided during the actual administration and illustrates the types of reading and writing items (questions and prompts) that students will encounter. These items have not been used on actual tests, so student work at each score code is not available.
Sample Test Booklet 1
Sample Test Booklet 2
Blank Student Answer Sheet
Multiple-choice Answer Key
Literacy Week PowerPoints:
The following PowerPoints were working copies of the materials used by teachers during our Literacy Week activities. Students are encouraged to view these and look at the student examples.
Day 1 - Language
Day 2 - Multiple Choice
Day 3 - Short Answer/Open Response
Day 4 - Newspaper Article
Day 5 - Series of Paragraphs
Literacy Week - Student PDF documents
The following documents were working copies of the materials used by teachers during our Literacy Week activities. Students are encouraged to view these and look at the student examples. Beware when attempting to print as some of these documents are LEDGER size. This is 11x17 paper and your printer will not work.
Day 1 - Language on the OSSLT documents
- this a ledger sixe (11x17) document and will not print.
keywords_students.docx - open this first and complete the exercise
keywords_answerkey.docx - answers to the above document
Day 2 - Reading and Multiple Choice on the OSSLT documents
literacylessons_day2_multiplechoice.pdf - this a ledger sixe (11x17) document and will not print.
multiple choice answer key.pdf
Day 3 - Short Answer and Open Response on the OSSLT documents
Day 4 - Newspaper Articles - Reading and Writing on the OSSLT documents
Day 5 - Series of Paragraphs Expressing an Opinion documents