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We have put together a document with tips for success in the link: OSSLT TIPS.pdf


We have also prepared a review sheet. Review Sheet.pdf


How Should You Prepare?


For the actual test day, get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.


You are already preparing by attending classes and completing assignments. The test only evaluates reading and writing skills that are part of the regular curriculum.


Get into the Reading habit now. Read whenever you can, at least 15 minutes a day. Read all sorts of material such as the back of cereal boxes when you're eating breakfast. The research proves that reading enhances literacy skills.


Write the TLK Mock Literacy Test each fall and ensure that you obtain your results


Attend Counting On You – OSSLT prep at the school every Tuesday and Thursday. Click on the Flyer for COY OSSLT Course.pdf to see more information about the program.


Attend TLK’s Literacy Test Help Sessions. Listen to announcements for details.


Complete all required tasks given to you during the school’s 4 Literacy Weeks throughout the school year.


For the News Report, use this template to help you prepare for the task of writing a News Report. You can also watch this video:​.

For writing a series of paragraphs expressing an opinion, you can watch this video:​.​


For reading graphic text, you can review by clickingReading graphic text documents.pdf.


For answering multiple choice questions related to reading information paragraphs, you can review this PDF file. Student Version MCQ Preparation.pdf


A google classroom site has been set up for students. Visit TLK Literacy Classroom​ See your teacher for the access code.

Visit for sample tests, materials and other helpful information. You can also visit a website run by the Don't Panic Series of Resources by clicking here.


Helpful Hints for Test Day


Be sure that you do the following on the day of the test:

  • Stay on topic! Answer the specific questions or complete the specific task
  • Answer every question and complete all tasks. Do not leave anything blank.
  • Produce legible writing. They need to be able to read your writing.

Follow all instructions. For example, if you are asked to write three paragraphs you must write three paragraphs.

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