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The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

 

The date for the 2016 OSSLT is: Thursday, March 31​st

 

(Via FAQ – www.eqao.com)

 

What is the Purpose of the OSSLT?

The purpose is to determine whether or not students have acquired the literacy (reading and writing) skills that they are expected to have learned by the end of Grade 9, as outlined in The Ontario Curriculum. The OSSLT identifies students who have demonstrated the required literacy skills as well as those who have not demonstrated these skills and need additional instruction and practice. Successful completion of the OSSLT is one of the 32 requirements for the OSSD.

 

Will the OSSLT count toward my course marks?

No. The OSSLT is not tied to a particular subject and does not count toward any particular course grade. Successful completion of the OSSLT is one of the 32 requirements for the OSSD. The test will not count toward your course marks.

 

Is the OSSLT difficult to pass?

The OSSLT is based on the literacy (reading and writing) skills that you have learned up until the end of Grade 9. It was developed by classroom teachers to resemble the work that students do in class every day. It has been designed to be a fair test of the skills you have already acquired. Students with special circumstances should contact their principal or teacher-advisor.

 

Resources

Please click on the following links for additional resources that can prepare your child in the writing of the OSSLT:

 

EQAO.com

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