Dear Parent/Guardian,

The second edition of our Ontario Secondary School Literacy test will be taking place on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. All grade 10 and 11 students who are yet to satisfy the literacy requirement will be required to write the test on this day from 8:00 am – 11:30 am.

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) must be successfully completed for a student to receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

For students who are bussed, transportation will be provided in the morning as per usual. Buses will return to school at 11:30 to pick up students. If your child requires extra time, alternate transportation arrangements should be made.

Schedule for Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Student participating in the OSSLT will follow the schedule below:

Warning Bell 7:55
Instructions 8:00 – 8:10
Session 1 8:10 – 9:30
BREAK 9:30 – 9:40
Session 2 9:40 – 11:15
Survey 11:15 – 1:25
Dismissal 11:25

Classes to remain open for students needing extra time – please contact Andreia Borba if you have students who need extra time.

Results for the testing will be released mid June after the open-response questions have been scored. An Individual Student Report will be generated for each student after the scoring of the assessment.

For all students not participating in the test administration, they will be working from home ASYNCHRONOUSLY. Lessons and work will be posted for your child by 8:00am. Students will be required to log into their D2L to access their work. 

If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Andreia Borba, OSSLT Lead at andreia.borba@wcdsb.ca. You may also contact your child’s administrator.

Good Luck to all our students who will be participating in the testing on April 10th.

Test Preparation for Students

We recognize that some students find testing stressful, and we will provide students with support leading up to the test. Small group sessions will begin to run March 18th and will continue to run until April 9th. Furthermore, we are providing students with literacy support during their lunch hour in room 213 and after school in room 213 on Mondays and Wednesdays at our Homework Club. Please encourage your child to seek assistance and support for the testing.

Students have also been enrolled in a D2L page that will also provide them with the practice test and support lessons for the section of the testing.

Accommodations

All students are eligible to receive extra time if required. As per past practice, additional accommodations are available to students with special program needs who have an IEP (Individual Education Plan). Those accommodations are listed on your child’s Individual Education Plan. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the accommodations your child will receive, please contact Andreia Borba at the information listed above or your child’s IEP Monitor.

We wish all our students the best of luck as they participate in the Ontario Secondary Literacy Test.

Thank you for your continued support.