Sample Online OSSLT |
Sample Paper-based OSSLT |
Released OSSLT and Scoring Materials
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The online sample test is meant to give students the opportunity to become familiar with the online testing platform, its features, tools and navigation. We encourage all students who will be writing the OSSLT online to become familiar with the testing platform before the actual administration of the online test.
The sample test is a complete test in the same order and with the same instructions as an actual test. The use of the sample test provides parents, students and educators with a test similar in length and format to the one provided during the actual administration and illustrates the types of reading and writing items (questions and prompts) that students will encounter.
EQAO releases examples of actual questions from its previous test booklets to help students, parents and educators get familiar with the format of the test and the type of questions asked. We provide scoring guides and sample student responses to show how the tests are scored and what student responses at each score code look like. The last five years of released test materials are available.
EQAO releases approximately half of its test questions (called “items”) each year. This process allows EQAO to build up a bank of items that can be used in future years