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Literacy Test

Literacy Test

Each year the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) conducts the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). The OSSLT measures whether students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. Successful completion of the literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma and graduate. 

This year, Westside students have an opportunity to write the Literacy Test in the semester in which they are taking English. Our Fall administration of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), for students enrolled in English semester 1, took place in November 2023. 

Students with English in their timetable in semester 2 will write in Spring 2024, as follows:

Grade 10’s:

Grade 10 students in English semester 2 are scheduled to write the OSSLT on 

Grade 11 and 12’s:

Grade 11 and 12 students may also need to write the OSSLT if they were absent or unsuccessful on their previous attempt AND are electing to write it. These students will also write the test in the semester in which they have English. Semester 2 test writers will write both booklets on Thursday, April 18, 2024 starting at 8:50am. These students should report to the Learning Commons first thing that morning.

EQAO has provided a practice test for students to become familiar with the online test and its platform. For more information about EQAO and to access the full practice test, please visit the EQAO website



Results from the Fall OSSLT are expected to be available by the end of January 2024.