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Henry Street High School
Success Through Effort
OSSLT @ Henry
 
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test is based on the reading and writing expectations up to the end of Grade 9.  It is not a test of memorized facts. A student who has successfully completed the OSSLT is considered to have met the literacy graduation requirement.
The Voluntary On-Line Literacy Test will be on October 20, 2016.
The Literacy Test will be held on March 30, 2017. Only those students writing the test attend on the test day.
 
 

​Resources

Visit the EQAO website ( http://www.eqao.com ) to view past tests and preparation materials.

On-Line Practice Test​

Test Content

​Reading Questions

Students read five different passages, covering a range of topics. They vary in length from a single paragraph to two pages. Selections include the following forms:
 • information paragraph (Presents ideas and information on a topic.)
 • news report (Presents information in the form of a news story.)
 • dialogue (Presents a conversation between two or more people.)
 • real-life narrative (Presents an account of a significant time in an individual’s life.)
 • graphic text (Presents ideas and information with the help of graphic features such as schedules, timetables, graphs, charts, sketches or drawings.)
 

Writing Questions

Students must complete the following items:
 • a news report (one page response)
 • a series of paragraphs expressing an opinion (two page response)
 • short writing tasks (requiring a response in six lines)
 • multiple choice questions

Reading

By answering comprehension questions, students must show they can:
 • understand explicitly stated information and ideas
 • understand indirectly stated information and ideas
 • make personal connections to the text
 
Questions are in two forms:
 • multiple choice questions
 • short open-response questions including a summary

Writing

In their writing, students must demonstrate skill in:
 • developing a main idea with sufficient supporting details
 • organizing and linking information and ideas
 • using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling