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OSSLT Preparation

The OSSLT is a provincial test of literacy (reading and writing) skills students have acquired by grade 10. Its successful completion is a requirement for graduation.


Test Day Schedule - March 27, 2019



Files for you


Louise Arbour Secondary School OSSLT Practice
To help you prepare for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, you can access the practice tests and additional resources from school or home using Desire2Learn.

For instructions, click on this link here


The Literacy Test (OSSLT) 

What You Need To Know

 News_Report.pptx (Powerpoint)
News Reports
Writing a series of paragraphs (opinion writing)
Test Language
Reading, Multiple Choice and Short Writing Tasks



Links for You
Archive of past tests with exemplars and test-taking tips. Official site.
Each module includes a CNN news story with interactive activities to test comprehension. They are designed for ease of use so the learner can use them independently. Contains abridged articles that may be suitable for ELL and special education learners.
Fun site which focuses on essentials of grammar; useful for language conventions/usage section of the test.
Sample test on-line created by Cawthra Secondary School.
Mississauga’s online guide to writing the OSSLT. Reflects old version of the test.
You tube video on how to write an opinion essay

The After Hours Literacy Program (AHL Program)
User name: literacy Password: litprep

This is an online self-directed resource designed to help students prepare for the O.S.S.L.T. It is intended to supplement classroom instruction, not replace it.
Free and interactive language exercises available once an account is created.
Interactive game with avatars linked to OSSLT prep.
Funny, interactive prep. Site for OSSLT called Read, Write and Rock!


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