Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be written by eligible students in Grade 10 and for students in Grade 11 and 12 who have not been previously successful.

Deferrals / Accommodations

  • Students who have an IEP will write the test with the accommodations (e.g. use of computers and/or assistive technology) listed in their IEP.
  • Students not working towards their Ontario Secondary School Diploma are exempt from writing the test

Tips for the Entire Test:

OSSLT Study Sheet (Tips) (printable pdf)


Slideshows   – used with Gr. 10 students in classes

Writing the Series of Paragraphs

Writing the News Report

YouTube Videos – above slideshows but with voiceover (video)

How to Write the Series of Paragraphs

How to Write the News Report

Extra Help

Students are being prepared for the test through activities in all of their classes.  

However, if they would like extra help, contact Mrs. Cronsberry at the school:  jennifer.cronsberry@ed.amdsb.ca