Literacy Test Preparationwcdsbadmin2023-11-03T09:20:46-04:00
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) – 2023-2024 school year
For the 2023-2024 academic year, the EQAO will host the onlineOSSLT during the following two periods:
FALL – November 1, 2023, to November 30, 2023, with individual student results reported by the end of January 2024.
SPRING – March 20, 2024, to April 24, 2024, with individual student results reported by the end of May 2024.
The OSSLT @ St. Mary’s HS for the 2023-2024 school year
FALL – grade 11 and some grade 12 students: in small groups,over a number of weeks in November
FALL – grade 10 students: will not write during the Fall
SPRING – grade 10, grade 11 and grade 12 students – moststudents will write on: TENTATIVE date: April 16, 2024
note: some students will write in small groups in the weeks prior to the above tentativedate
All students expected to write the OSSLT in the Spring will receive a letter in their homeroom class on (date to be determined)
These letters will include the student’s OSSLT writing date and location (room #)
Students with questions are encouraged to come to Room 221 at lunch, before school, after school, during a spare period, or between classes.
SPRING – only students who are writing the OSSLT on TENTATIVE date: April 16, 2024 – are to attend school that day.
Who Writes the OSSLT / Who is Deferred?
Students in Grades 10 and 11, and non-graduating Grade 12 students, working toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) will write the OSSLT.
Students who have an IEP may write the test with the accommodations (e.g. extra time, assistive technology, breaks, prompts) listed in their IEP.
Students not working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) are exempt from writing the test.
Framework Document (from the EQAO) for the OSSLT – click here
Preparing / Practicing for the OSSLT – Important Links
Practice(online OSSLT) Test – from the EQAO – click here
or scan the QR code below:
Format of the Test – click here ***note: the format has changed from the 2022-2023 academic year – there are still 2 sessions, but each session now has 4 sections (not 3)***