The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a provincially mandated test of reading and writing and is administered yearly to all Grade 10 students. This year the OSSLT will be written on March 30, 2017.
The purpose of the OSSLT is to ensure that students have acquired the essential reading and writing skills that apply to all subject areas in the Ontario curriculum up to, and including, the end of grade 9. All students working toward an Ontario Secondary School Diploma are required to write the OSSLT in Grade 10. Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least once and have been unsuccessful at least once are allowed to fulfill the requirement through the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC). Student must pass the OSSLT or the OSSLC in order to graduate.
Secondary students who are preparing for the OSSLT can access further support for additional literacy skills practice through myCLASS at http://hwcdsb.elearningontario.ca/
For student access to myClass, please see the PDF instructions below.
Additionally, students may go the EQAO website at http://www.eqao.com/en
and click on STUDENT. Once in the Student Resource area, students can click on Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test to access examples of the assessment and scoring guides to see what the test looks like and how it is scored.