Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY REQUIREMENT

Students are required to demonstrate their competency in Literacy skills to earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY TEST

The Grade 10 Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a credentialing and mandatory test for all students earning a secondary school diploma. The interdisciplinary test will be based on the Ontario curriculum expectations for communication, particularly reading and writing, up to and including Grade 9. The test serves to determine whether students have acquired the reading and writing skills determined essential by provincial expectations for literacy. Students who have not demonstrated the required skills will be provided with remedial assistance and the opportunity to retake the test until they have successfully completed it. The test will be administered annually.

Accommodations For students receiving special education programs and service as indicated on the Individual Education Plan and to provide fair and equal opportunity to successfully complete the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test.

Deferrals For students registered in ESL/ELD courses until they acquire the level of proficiency required for successful completion of the test and for students who have been identified as exceptional. Deferrals are for a period of time only.

Exemptions For students whose IEP indicates that the student is NOT working towards attaining a secondary school diploma. Should the learning expectations in the IEP be revised, the student will be expected to successfully complete the test.

ONTARIO LITERACY COURSE: OLC 40 – GRADE 12, OPEN

An alternative way for students to demonstrate the provincial literacy skills required for graduation if unsuccessful on the OSSLT.

OSSLT ADJUDICATION

With the Principal’s permission students provide academic proof of Literacy skills competency in extenuating circumstances.