The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a standardized test that all secondary school students must successfully complete in order to receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The OSSLT measures whether or not students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. The test is administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) only once each year, meaning all students across the province write this test on the same date, usually a day in late March. Students are expected to take the OSSLT in Grade 10, unless a deferral is granted by the principal. Students who do not successfully complete the OSSLT at this point will have the opportunity to retake the test in subsequent years.

Full-time OVS students, meaning students whose Ontario Student Record (OSR) is housed at OVS, are eligible to write the test at our office. In some instances, students may be given the opportunity to write the test at an alternative location, if approved by both the EQAO office and OVS Admin.

The cost of writing the test at the OVS office is $200. For students who choose to write it offsite, the fee is $500.


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OLC4O)

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC) is a Grade 12 open course. Only students who have written the OSSLT unsuccessfully more than once are eligible to take this course. It is designed to assist students in acquiring the basic literacy skills required for obtaining an Ontario high school diploma. In the course, students will read a variety of texts (e.g. narratives) and produce different types of writing (e.g. news reports).

For more information, including past exams for practice, please visit the EQAO website (www.eqao.com).

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