Special Notice: Inclement Weather Planning for the OSSLT

DATE: March 22, 2017

Thursday, March 30, 2017, is the date that all secondary schools in the province are scheduled to administer the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

In the unlikely event that a severe, widespread disruption is forecast, EQAO would postpone the March 30 administration for all schools in the province and would advise school boards and schools of such a decision no later than 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29.

In the event of localized inclement weather on March 30, school boards will make decisions about school closures and school-bus transportation based on their usual practices.

If schools are open on March 30, students who are scheduled to participate in the OSSLT and are in attendance are expected to write the test on that day.

Students who are not able to write the OSSLT on March 30 due to school closures or school-bus cancellations will have other opportunities to satisfy the literacy requirement they need to graduate. However, this does not necessarily mean students will have another chance to write the test this school year.

EQAO will decide on the most appropriate response to any disruption caused by inclement weather after consulting with affected school boards and considering the responsible use of public funds.


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Planning Ahead

Get a head start on preparing for the Grade 10 Literacy Test using these practice books.

Check out all the resources as the EQAO OSSLT site.

Getting to Know the OSSLT Site

Literacy Resources

Grammar Bytes! – Grammar Instruction with Attitude

YouTube Video Resources

Writing a series of opinion paragraphs to express an opinion.
Answering Multiple Choice Questions.
Helpful Hints – in general.
10 Tips for the OSSLT

OSSLT Prep: Writing a News Story.

Open Answer – short response.