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2019 Literacy Prep News

Literacy test prep is well under way! Grade 10 students have completed mini-mock and mock Literacy Tests in semester 1. Feedback will be provided to both students and their parents by the end of semester 1.

Semester 2 roll out of Literacy Test prep will begin on February 6. Stay tuned for more details.

All grade 10 students and previously eligible students have access to a specialized D2L OSSLT page which they can access by logging in to their D2L account.

Please contact Amy Healy for more information.

By |January 11th, 2019|

Mock Literacy Test: Tuesday, November 14

St. Benedict will be administering the Mock Literacy Test on Tuesday November 14th during period one. Teachers will be sharing an OSSLT Power point to highlight key areas of the test.  This power point is also available for students and parents to view on the Literacy Test Prep page of our school website.

The purpose of the Mock Literacy Test is to gain diagnostic data.  This data will help us program, support and create intervention strategies for students specific to their areas of weakness. The official OSSLT testing occurs in the new year on April 5th 2018.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact MS. Jennifer Ertel at extension 5231.

By |November 10th, 2017|

Literacy Test Prep page posted

Are you in grade 10? If so, you will be interested in our Literacy Test Prep page. There you will find a lot of information and links to resources related to the Literacy Test.

For more information about the Literacy Test, please see Mrs. Ertel in the office across from room 208.

By |October 30th, 2017|

About the Literacy Test

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be written by eligible students in Grade 10 and for students in Grade 11 and 12 who have not been previously successful.

Deferrals / Accommodations

  • Students who are enrolled in an ESL program will either be deferred from writing the test this year, or will be able to write with accommodations.
  • Students who have an IEP may write the test with the accommodations (e.g. extra time, preferred seating, use of computers and/or assistive technology) listed in their IEP.
  • Students not working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma are exempt from writing the test.

Further information regarding the OSSLT can be found at Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO).
Information regarding the online Literacy Test along with test samples can be found on the EQAO OSSLT pages.

Preparation and practice

Take a look at our Google Slides presentation on Writing Tips for the OSSLT.

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