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Getting Ready for the OSSLT:

Resources for Parents and Students 


Background Information  

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a test of reading and writing for Grade 10 students in Ontario. This year’s test will take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  More information about the test can be found in the following documents:





How to Prepare for the Test:

The following test preparation materials are organized in a task-specific way.  Students can prepare for the test by familiarizing themselves with the tasks that will be on the test.  Each section below contains tips, samples, scoring guides, and exemplars that can be used to practice for the OSSLT.


Reading Narrative Texts


Reading Information Texts


Reading Graphic Texts


Writing a News Report


Writing an Opinion Piece


Completing Short Writing Tasks


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