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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether or not 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. All students across the province write this test on the same date, usually in late March each year.

Parents

Getting Ready Guide ​[PDF]

This guide provides students with details about test content, instructions for completing the test and tips for doing well.


Planning and Preparation Guide ​[PDF]​

This guide describes the reading and writing skills assessed and the kinds of questions asked. It also provides sample test materials and tips for preparing students prior to the test.


Questions and Answers for Parents

Students

Getting Ready Guide ​[PDF]

This guide provides students with details about test content, instructions for completing the test and tips for doing well.


Planning and Preparation Guide ​[PDF]​

This guide describes the reading and writing skills assessed and the kinds of questions asked. It also provides sample test materials and tips for preparing students prior to the test.


Guide to EQAO Assessments in Secondary School

This guide describes the two EQAO tests Ontario students write in secondary school (available for download in 21 languages).