Parents/Guardians and Students Eligible to Write the
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
Each year the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) conducts the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). This provincial test measures the performance of grade 10 students on the reading and writing expectations in all subjects up to and including grade 9. Successful completion of the OSSLT is a graduation requirement.
The Upper Grand District School Board is providing an opportunity to prepare for the test, which will be administered on April 11, 2013. It is a chance to spend 15 hours improving reading and writing skills with the help of trained instructors.
- a voluntary non-credit 15 hour course called “Pass the Test Program”
- the course provides direct classroom instruction on the tasks of the OSSLT, with help from trained teachers
- the course supplements and extends a short test-preparation unit offered in the school for grade 10 students
- free, all resources are provided
- for students enrolled in an UGDSB secondary school who are eligible to write the
OSSLT, or who will re-take the test in April, 2013
- offered through the combined effort of UGDSB Program Department, UGDSB
Continuing Education Department, and the school
- 1 ½ hour sessions, 2 afternoons per week starting in January – allow 5 weeks for the program
- transportation is the responsibility of parents/guardians
- Please contact Kathryn Lloyd, 519-938-9355 ext. 268