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Osslt – general information 

 

 Grad Requirement:

  • The OSSTL measures whether or not students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of grade 9.
  • Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
  • All students can also practice for the literacy test online at www.eqao.com
   
Erindale OSSLT

 

The Literacy Test is on

Thursday, March 30th  2017

 

 

Only students eligible to write the test

should attend school on this day.

 

 

Students not writing the test 

will be given work to be completed at home.

 

 

EQAO's website contains *Student, *Parent and  *Video/Web links sections.

 

Students eligible for extra time will have the afternoon time block (if needed) to complete the OSSLT.

 

Common Questions (and Answers about the OSSLT)

 

Click on this link Q and A about the OSSLT to read about common questions (and answers) about the OSSLT:

 

Students and Parents

 

Erindale has support material on Google Classroom. Sign in to Google Classroom:

(Code : y1uuacv).

This site has tips and examples to be successful on the OSSLT.

  

Students

 

'Be Informed, Be Ready' - Getting Ready Guide for Students

 

Getting Ready Guide for Students

 

 

OSSLT Student Assessment and Scoring Guides from previous years

  

EQAO releases examples of actual questions from its previous test booklets to help students, parents and educators get familiar with the format of the test and the type of questions asked. EQAO provides scoring guides and sample student responses to show how the tests are scored and what student responses at each score code look like. The last five years of released test materials are available.

 

Parents

  

What Can You do to Help Your Child Succeed?

 

There is a wealth of resources on the Internet that can help both you and your child better understand why they need to take this test, and how to prepare for the test day.  Below are a few, select links that can provide more information about the test, and some great examples of exactly what to expect on test day.

 

Visit the following EQAO links for sample test and scoring materials:     

 

EQAO Parent Information

EQAO Student Information

 

 

For more information

 

Click on the link below to visit the Parents' section of the EQAO website:

 

http://www.eqao.com/en/assessments/OSSLT/parents/Pages/parents.aspx 

 

 

Videos and Web links

 

Tips on How to Respond to Different Types of Questions

 

Check out the following YouTube clips that explain how to do different types of questions on the test:

 

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp-xL1l0VaDby2uHg7DKFiA

 

About Ontario's Province-Wide Tests

 

Click on the link below to watch a video that describes how Ontario's province-wide assessments are linked to The Ontario Curriculum and how the results are used to help improve learning for all students:

 

Video: About Ontario's Province-Wide Assessments

 

 

 

 

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