Literacy. When is the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) ?. Thursday, March 27, 2014. Absent for the Test. If for any reason a student is not in school to write the test on that day, he or she must wait until the following year to write the test. Who writes the OSSLT?.
When is the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)? Thursday, March 27, 2014
Absent for the Test • If for any reason a student is not in school to write the test on that day, he or she must wait until the following year to write the test.
Who writes the OSSLT? • Grade 10 students and any students in Grade 11 or 12 with a minimum of 22 credits who has not yet received the Literacy requirement.
Why do students have to write the OSSLT? • This test is a requirement to pass high school. • If a student is unsuccessful on the test, he or she must write it again next year or take the OSSLC – the Literacy Course that is offered at night school or summer school.
Scoring • The OSSLT is scored out of 400. A pass is a score of 300 or higher. • The tests are scored by people who are hired by the Ministry of Education and NOT Earl Haig Teachers • Results are sent to the schools at the end of June.
Results • Earl Haig’s results are consistently higher than both the TDSB and Provincial results.
Preparation for Students • In February and March: • Math • Social Science • Science • English • Physical Education
Preparation for Students • There will be 8 after school sessions which will be held every Tuesday and Thursday. • These sessions are taught by Earl Haig teachers from various subject areas. • All are welcome to attend some or all classes.
Preparation for Students • There are practice tests available with answers. • Visit www.eqao.com
Literacy Initiatives • A virtual website has been created with contributions from each department.