The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
The date for the 2016 OSSLT is: Thursday, March 31st
(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.
Please click on the following links for additional resources that can prepare your child in the writing of the OSSLT: