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Literacy Test Information November 2022

November 1, 2022

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is offering the administration of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) this Fall for grade 10 students, students in grade 11 who have not yet met with success on the OSSLT and grade 12 students who are not graduating. Successful completion of the OSSLT is a graduation requirement.

Who will be writing & when?

Grade 10 students who have English semester one, Grade 11 students who have not yet met the OSSLT requirement, and grade 12 non-graduating students will be participating in the OSSLT during the Fall 2022.

Who is writing during the Fall 2022 Session?

November 14 & 15 - Grade 10 students with English in semester 1.

November 23 & 24 Unsuccessful grade 11 students, non-graduating grade 12 students, Virtual School students.

Students will be invited to a preparation session that will explain what the test days are going to look like, where students will be writing, how to log on to the LMS, and will provide an opportunity for students to ask questions. Students who participate in the test and are successful, will have it counted on their transcript. If a student is unsuccessful, this will grant the student eligibility to register in the OLC4O1 course in order to obtain the literacy graduation requirement. The OLC4O1 course is only available to students who have been unsuccessful once, and who are in grade 12. Students who are learning virtually will also have an opportunity to write the test in-person at Bishop Tonnos C.S.S.

How can students prepare for the test?

Students can prepare for the test by accessing the OSSLT myClass LMS site available through My Site at: https://hwcdsb.elearningontario.ca/d2l/hom ... . The myClass LMS site provides students with numerous practice assessments similar to what they will encounter on the OSSLT test. The prep site also includes a video that provides an overview of the online platform and outlines what students will need to know for test day. In addition, EQAO has offered students the opportunity to become familiar with the online test and its platform through a practice test which may be found at: https://d1c1qqn86e6v14.cloudfront.net/#/en ... . Participating students are encouraged to prepare and practice before their designated test day.

If you have any questions please contact our Literacy Committee members: Lindsay Greenway at greenwayl@hwcdsb.ca or at 905 523-2331 Ext.3611, Maria Grilli at grillimar@hwcdsb.ca or at 905-523-2331 Ext. 3915, or Carol Giovannangeli at giovannangelic@hwcdsb.ca or at 905-523-2331 Ext. 3659.

Thank you for your ongoing support and cooperation.







Literacy Test Information November 2022