On October 20, HWDSB students will be among the 100,000 students in 900 secondary schools invited to participate in the province-wide trial of an online version of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
This voluntary online trial for the Grade 10 literacy test will help schools and boards prepare for future online assessments. Students who are successful on the test will not need to participate in a future OSSLT assessment; students who are unsuccessful can take the test again with no penalty. The OSSLT is a requirement for graduation in Ontario.
HWDSB encourages all students to take advantage of this opportunity to complete the OSSLT online this fall. Schools are working to ensure all interested students can participate on October 20.
In March 2017, paper and online versions of the OSSLT will be available to all students taking the test.
Video log #7: October 2016 OSSLT Online Trial from EQAO on Vimeo.