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Student Success Team at CHSS

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Back row:  Bill Thompson, Todd Hinks, Lee Stephens

Front row:  Katherine Wannamaker, Shelley MacKenzie-Coates, Sarah Wannamaker, Cassandra Thompson, Tracey Chapman

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THE ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY TEST (OSSLT)

The 2013 writing of the OSSLT Literacy Test is on April 11th. Students eligible to write the test this year include:

  • Students who entered Grade 9 in September 2011
  • Students who have not yet passed the test
  • Students who were absent or deferred for the OSSLT last year.
  • Students who were exempt but who are now working toward an OSSD.

The following is a list of resources provided to help you prepare for the upcoming test. Please access and review them, and contact Ms. S. Wannamaker This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Mr. D. Callaghan if you have any questions.

Please click here for the CHSS OSSLT News Publication for an excellent overall support guide to assist in preparing for the test. As well, the links below will provide you with additional resources which maybe helpful.

2013 OSSLT - Getting Ready Guide - Be Informed, Be Ready (From www.EQAO.com)

This EQAO guide contains tips and information to help you prepare for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), which you will write on April 11th, 2013.
EQAO Key Words and Phrases Document (From www.EQAO.com)
This EQAO document outlines key words and phrases that students need to understand in order to ensure their responses are written as required.

Strategies For Answering Multiple Choice Questions

This document provides students with strategies when answering Multiple Choice Questions that they may find useful when writing the Literacy Test.

Strategies For Preparing Open-Answer Responses Based On Reading Selections
This document provides students with strategies when preparing Open-Answer Responses based on selected reading passages, that they may find useful when writing the Literacy Test.
Strategies For News Report Responses
This document provides students with strategies when preparing News Report Responses, that they may find useful when writing the Literacy Test.
Strategies For Preparing Supported Opinion Paragraph Responses
This document provides students with strategies when preparing Supported Opinion / Series Of Paragraphs Responses, that they may find useful when writing the Literacy Test.
Strategies For Preparing Graphical Text Responses EQAO This document provides students with strategies when preparing Graphical Text Responses when writing the Literacy Test.
Literacy Skills PodCasts: The following is a list of Podcasts covering key literacy skills addressed by the OSSLT. Files available to be downloaded and work perfectly on your IPods or on any computer with a current Apple Quick Time Player.
News Report Podcast
Supported Opinion Podcast
Multiple Choice Podcast
Open Answer Response Podcast
Note: All support resources have been developed with the input of various literacy committees from across the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board.

The OSSLT is a Provincial Assessment developed through the Education Quality and Accountibility Office.

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CHSS is currently working on student course selections. Click here for a look at our course calendar.

Grade 8 Parent's Night @ CHSS

Welcome grade 8 students and parents ...

CHSS invites parents of future Centurions to come out and join us for our grade 8 parent information night Thursday, February 21st  at 7:00pm.  Our Centurions will lead the way as you see the facilities and programs that reflect the pride of Centre Hastings.