EQAO/OSSLT Information

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assesses how well Ontario’s public education system is developing students’ reading, writing and math skills. EQAO provides reliable and useful information that is used to help improve student achievement and ensure the accountability of school boards.

Administration Dates: 2023–2024 School Year


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)

Fall 2023 - Wednesday, November 1, 2023, to Thursday, November 30, 2023, with Individual Student Results reported on or by the end of January 2024.

Spring 2024 - Wednesday, March 20, 2024, to Wednesday, April 24, 2024, with Individual Student Results reported on or by the end of May 2024.


Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics

Winter 2024 - Wednesday, January 10, 2024, to Friday, February 2, 2024, with Individual Student Results reported after each student has completed the assessment.

Spring 2024 - Wednesday, May 29, 2024, to Wednesday, June 26, 2024, with Individual Student Results reported after each student has completed the assessment.


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)


Click HERE to view messaging sent to families on February 12, 2024.

Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a graduation requirement for all high school students in Ontario.  The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects. The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is employing a computer-based online OSSLT to eligible students across the province. The assessment must be completed in person at the student’s school on a school board owned device.


Some specific details about the schedule are below:


-Grade 10 students will be writing in the semester in which their ENGLISH CLASS falls.

-A practice assessment for Grade 10 students will take place in Grade 10 English classes in advance of the assessment date


**Absence policy: Given this is a graduation requirement it must be the priority over and above other potential commitments on the assigned date. Should a student miss the writing of the OSSLT, another opportunity to write the assessment will not likely be possible until the 2023/2024 school year. 


Accommodations:

Every student will be provided the following accommodations if required:


The following accommodations will be provided based on individual student needs (as per the IEP and regularly-accessed accommodations throughout the school year):


Please contact Kevin Dellio and/or Barbara Ball if your student requires any of the accommodations above.

Mr. Kevin Dellio (delliok@hdsb.ca

Mrs. Barbara Ball (ballb@hdsb.ca)



Students who have a period 1 spare should contact Mrs. Christina Williams williamsch@hdsb.ca for more information.


Below is a list of resources for students to access in preparation for the test:


Literacy Lessons

OSSLT Practice Test

Student Tips Sheet

Slideshow-Preparing and Supporting Students for the OSSLT



For further inquiries please contact Christina Williams, literacy lead at williamsch@hdsb.ca or Andrea Dailey, Vice-Principal dailey@hdsb.ca

EQAO Grade 9 Assessment in Mathematics

Students currently enrolled in a Semester 2 MTH1W Math class will be writing the EQAO (Education Quality and Accountability Office) Assessment in Mathematics during the final exam period at the end of June 2024.  Students will receive communication from their teachers about the date, time and location of the test for their class.
Questions? Contact Mrs. MacLean - VP at macleant@hdsb.ca