The OSSLT is going online

The Waterloo Region District School Board will be participating in the online pilot for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

On October 20, each of our secondary schools will be participating in the online test in different ways. In some schools, all Grade 10 students will participate; other schools will have small groups of students participate. Students not participating on October 20 will write the test in March of 2017.

This month, the Education Quality Accountability Office (EQAO) is moving the OSSLT online. This trial will be available to more than 900 secondary schools across the province.

Students who are successful in the online test will have fulfilled their graduation requirement. Those who are not successful will have another opportunity to write the test in March of 2017.

Practice tests are available online for students to prepare for the test. For more information on the online version of the OSSLT, visit the EQAO website.