On BOTH Monday, April 15th and Tuesday, April 16th 2024  the following student groups will be writing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test:

  1. All first time eligible grade 10 students 
  2. Multilingual learners in ESLEOI classes 
  3. Previously eligible students who not yet written the test or who have not yet been successful. 

Students must successfully complete this literacy requirement for the granting of their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.  All sessions of the OSSLT will be a regular school day, with a regular schedule for all other students.

All students who are supported by Individual Education Plans have met with their Special Education Resource Teacher to discuss their writing location and accommodations for the test. 

Key Dates to Note:

  • March 27th: The letter will include a detailed schedule of upcoming events and how to access resources to help prepare students for the OSSLT. Resources will be shared with students in class and will be posted in their online platforms such as Google Classroom. Students also have access to a course via Brightspace which outlines all the test components. 
  • Tuesday, April 2nd & Wednesday, April 3rd: Practice Sessions A & B. Students will complete the practice test for each booklet in their homeroom or in their assigned location.

OSSLT TEST DAYS: Monday, April, 15th: OSSLT Session A & Tuesday, April 16th Session B
All students writing are to go to their assigned writing location. The writing sessions are designed to take 65 or 75 minutes, but students are allowed to use up to double time on both days to complete each session. They will have approved absences from their class(es).

How can I help my student prepare for the OSSLT?

Before the Test:

  • Encourage your student to view the information video and participate in preparation offered by the school.
  • Encourage your student to review the format and tools available by previewing the practice test HERE.
  • Encourage your student to access support materials by accessing their D2L brightspace page. Students eligible for special accommodations will be contacted by the Special Education Department in advance of the test. If this applies to your student, encourage them to reach out to WCI’s Special Education Department (REC).

The Test Days:

    • Remind your student to be on time to their assigned writing location.
  • Ensure your student has a fully charged and working WRDSB Chromebook.
  • Encourage students to reread and check their work.
  • Some students may want to bring a mouse or headphones.
  • Encourage your student to do their best.

Parents/caregivers and students interested in learning more about the OSSLT are invited to visit the EQAO website.  If you have any further questions please contact your student’s Guidance counsellor or Vice Principal.