August 24, 2016
Ontario’s Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) has published the results from the 2016 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), written by Grade 10 students in March.
"Considering the size and diversity of Ontario’s student population, more than eight out of 10 students consistently meeting the literacy standard on their first try is a fairly positive outcome for the publicly funded education system. This shouldn’t cause anyone to rest on their laurels though. There’s certainly room for improvement, and our students deserve no less."
—Dave Cooke, Chair, EQAO
"This year’s OSSLT results once again show that students with special education needs require specific attention and ongoing support for their literacy development. It’s important for schools, boards and the Ministry of Education to look at the effectiveness of the programs and assistance they are putting in place to support students with special education needs."
—Bruce Rodrigues, Chief Executive Officer, EQAO
September 21, school and board reports for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test will be released. A full report of provincial results will also be released on this date.