This guide provides students with details about test content, instructions for completing the test and tips for doing well.
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.
This guide describes the two EQAO tests Ontario students write in secondary school (available for download in 21 languages).
Did you know that the creation and administration of an assessment involves a three-year process from start to finish? This video explains the key steps that EQAO takes to ensure that its tests are of such high quality.
This video describes how Ontario’s province-wide assessments are linked to The Ontario Curriculum and how the results are used to help improve learning for all students.
The OSSLT assesses whether students have acquired the literacy (reading and writing) skills expected by The Ontario Curriculum across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. This document demonstrates the cross-curricular nature of the OSSLT by linking the literacy skills tested by the OSSLT to samples of overall and specific expectations in the Grades 7, 8 and 9 Ontario Curriculum policy documents.
The document is designed to clarify the distinction between successful and unsuccessful performance on the OSSLT. This information will assist educators to help unsuccessful students understand what "getting better" at literacy looks like, to identify evidence that will help a student move from one category to another and to discuss areas for student improvement with parents.
This sample Individual Student Report shows how results for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test are communicated to students.
The Standard-Setting Process is a historical document outlining the process used to define the standards for the OSSLT.