Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test for Year 9 students
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is used to determine whether a student has the reading and writing skills required to meet the standard for understanding reading selections and communicating in a variety of forms expected by the Ontario Curriculum across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9.
The OSSLT is a requirement of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
When: Tuesday, April 10
Who: Students in Year 9 or are new to the College in Year 11 or Year 12, or who didn’t write the test last year when in Year 9 will write the OSSLT.
Where: 8:30 a.m. in the Lett Gym (8 a.m. in CC3/302 for students with testing accommodations). Students are asked to report to the gym by 8:15 a.m. and to CC3/302 by 7:45 a.m.
How do we help students prepare?
• All students will be provided with hard copy sample question and answer booklets to review and complete for practice after the break.
• OSSLT preparation workshops have been scheduled in all Year 9 English classes and in learning strategies classes for after the March break.
• An additional workshop is being offered for new students not in Year 9. They’ll be messaged separately with dates and locations.
• Hard copies of additional OSSLT resources are available in the Wernham West Centre for Learning as well as on the CFL’s Haiku site.