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Date of OSSLT: Thursday, March 30th, 2017

This year, all first-time eligible Grade 10 students and all previously eligible Grade 11 students will be participating in the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) across the province of Ontario on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.


All students will write the test at the same time, beginning at 8:45am. Regular booklet 1 will go from 8:55am-10:10am, with a 15-minute break from 10:10am-10:25am, and regular booklet 2 beginning at 10:25am-11:40am (plus 10 minutes for the questionnaire). Students should arrive to school no later than 8:30am. All regularly scheduled classes are cancelled for the day and students not writing the OSSLT should be studying at home.


Some English Language Learners and students with Special Education Designations who qualify for extra time or special accommodations will receive them accordingly. All English Language Learners and students with Special Education Designations at David Suzuki will also begin the test at 8:45am and should arrive to the school no later than 8:30am. 



Literacy Blitz Lessons:


Students received three Literacy Blitz Lessons in classes from Tuesday, March 21st - Thursday March 23rd. Below are the lessons from each day that students can review from home.


Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 - The News Report

1-The News Report 2017.pdf


Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 - Short Answers and Multiple Choice

2-Short Answers and Multiple Choice 2017.pdf


Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 - Writing a Series of Paragraphs

3-Writing a Series of Paragraphs 2017.pdf




Additional Practice:


Parents and students can visit the EQAO website to find additional information and sample practice tests for the OSSLT. Please visit: http://www.eqao.com/en/assessments/OSSLT/Pages/example-assessment-materials-2016.aspx






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