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Literacy Test (OSSLT) @ Ross

This year’s Literacy Test (OSSLT) is on March 31st, 2020. 

Please note the following important dates:


OSSLT information assembly during period 3 on:  Wed. Oct. 23rd 

Practice OSSLT written during period 1 on: Thursday Oct. 24th

Practice tests returned with feedback: Oct. 30th – Nov. 12th

Small group instruction of literacy skills: begins February 2020

Pass The Test Program runs February 4 – March 25 2020

 

 

Literacy Test @ John F. Ross

Schedule

Literacy Test Administration Day: Wednesday, March 31, 2020

GR. 10 Students and Test Writers

8:45 – 9:10 Wake Up and Chow Down
9:10 – 9:20 Students move to test locations
9:30 – 10:45 Booklet 1
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:15 – 12:30 Booklet 2
12:30 – 1:25 Lunch
1:25 – 2:20 Period 3 class
2:25 – 3:20 Period 4 class

Gr. 9 Students

8:45 – 9:05 Wake Up and Chow Down
9:05 Students move to Period 1
9:10 – 10:50 Period 1 Class
10:50 – 11:05 Break
11:05 – 12:30 Period 2 Class
12:30 – 1:25 Lunch
1:25 – 2:20 Period 3 class
2:25 – 3:20 Period 4 class
Administration of the OSSLT

 

Practising for the Test

UGDSB Literacy Web Site – so many great resources here!

Literacy Slideshow from assembly on Oct. 23, 2019.

Acing the OSSLT – slideshow offering tips and info about data generated after mock test.

CLICK HERE for access to our online test prep site

Thanks to the St. Mary’s High School Student Success Team – Carol DeVrieze, David DiGiuseppe, Karen Drummond, Brandon Haynes and Jamie Rodrigue – for creating many of these materials and allowing us to use their work!

Practice Tests

practice test – booklet 1 – questions and answers
practice test – booklet 2 – questions and answers
practice test – booklet 1 – video feedback

practice test – booklet 2 – video feedback
practice test – booklet 1 – slideshow feedback
practice test – booklet 2 – slideshow feedback

Additional Practice Lessons at John F. Ross

 News Report – link to a Google doc
Opinion Essay – link to a Google doc
Short Answer Questions – link to a Google doc
Multiple Choice Questions – link to a Google doc

Remediation Resources

Still More Resources and Tips



Released OSSLT Materials

The following materials are sections of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test that have been released by EQAO to assist students in preparing for the literacy test. They are examples of the actual questions and tasks used in previous years.

Released OSSLT Materials – examples of actual questions from previous test booklets:

Accommodations and Deferrals

All Students: Extra Time
All students will be provided extra time to complete the test if it is needed.
ESL Students
ESL students write the test when they are ready, usually after they have completed ESL EO.
Students with IEPs
Students with IEPs are routinely provided with accommodations in classrooms, the resource room, and for evaluations, to allow them better access to the curriculum. The list below reflects accommodations that apply for the OSSLT that appear on some IEPs.

Exemptions
Only students who are not working towards an Ontario Secondary School Diploma are exempt from writing the test.