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2022 – 2023 EQAO Literacy Test Information

OSSLT 2022-2023 Writing Windows: 

Semester 1 – Wednesday, November 2 to Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Semester 2 – Wednesday, March 1 to Wednesday, April 26, 2023

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is an online test. Students will have access to a chromebook on the day of their test. All students will be provided with as much time needed to complete their test. Phones and personal devices are prohibited while writing the test.

Grade 10 students will complete the OSSLT in the semester when they have English class. They will write the OSSLT with their English teacher on a designated date within the writing window for that semester. Practice resources will be provided by the teacher ahead of time. Students can also access reading and writing materials for the test through our school website, under “Students” and on the OSSLT website.

Grade 11 and 12 students who still need their Literacy Requirement will be met with a member from the Student Services team to arrange a writing session date or to enroll in the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course for second semester. Grade 11 and 12 students who are (re)writing the OSSLT this year will be invited to a Literacy Test Prep workshop by Jessica Morris, Literacy Head.

Students do not need to bring any materials with them to write the test and are strongly encouraged to leave cell phones at home or in their lockers.  There are no cell phones permitted during testing.  Practice test materials are accessible on the Centre Dufferin home page, through the EQAO website, and in all English classes.


EQAO Web Site

OSSLT Online Practice Test

CDDHS Online Practice Materials