When is the OSSLT?

There will be a new opportunity for students to write the OSSLT online on October 20, 2016. Students who receive a 75% or higher on the online test will have have met their graduation requirement and will not have to write it in March. Students who receive a score lower than 75% on the online test will receive support at school and can re-write the test on March 30, 2017.

Click here to download the information page.

OSSLT: Fast Facts for Parents

  • It is a Graduation Requirement
  • Students need a 75% to pass (score of 300)
  • It is written when students are in Grade 10
  • Grade 9 students write a practice test which helps to familiarize them with the format and types of questions, and helps teachers prepare for students’ learning needs

What is on the OSSLT Assessment?

This assessment evaluates the literacy skills students are expected to have learned across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9.

Do students have to study for the OSSLT?

The test is based on the Ontario Curriculum up to the end of grade 9.  It is recommended that students be familiar with the test format and the types of questions the students must answer.

What does the assessment look like?

On March 30th, 2017 there will be two versions of the test offered: a paper and pen version, and an online version.
Click here to see the pen and paper version 
Click here to see the NEW online version  

Where can students familiarize themselves with the OSSLT Assessment Format? 

Check out the EQAO page for samples of past tests, answers and different formats. 

Also, DSBN Secondary Schools Offer:

  • After Hours Literacy Sessions
  • OSSLT Prep Sessions
  • Grade 9 Practice test