OSSLT Assessment Quad 1
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. This year, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will be offering the computer-based online OSSLT to eligible students across the province. Successful completion of this literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
On October 27 and 28 and Nov.3 and 4, our eligible students who are learning in-person for Quad 1 will be taking part in the OSSLT. Students who are graduating this year are exempt from the OSSLT requirement and are therefore not writing.
Students will complete the assessment in two sessions (Session A and Session B). Each session is designed to be completed in 60 minutes, and students will complete each session in one sitting. Additional time can be provided for any students who require it. After completing both sessions, students will be presented with a questionnaire that asks them about their experiences, attitudes and perceptions with respect to literacy.
Results will be released after the open-response questions have been scored. An Individual Student Report will be generated for each student after the scoring of the assessment.
Students have the opportunity to become familiar with the online test and its platform through EQAO’s online practice test.
For more information about EQAO and to view the full practice test, you are encouraged to visit EQAO’s website www.eqao.com.
Dayna Scaletta and Kim Reid