Oct 20 OSSLT – Special Timetable

Dear HT Parents and Guardians,

Successful completion of the EQAO Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a provincial requirement of graduation. This test is typically written in the spring of a students Grade 10 year. This year, EQAO is piloting an online version of the test on Thursday, October 20th. This means our students will have two opportunities this year to satisfy their literacy requirement: an online test on October 20, 2016 and the choice of an online or pen/paper test on March 30, 2017.

This is an amazing opportunity for our students to write the test in the fall and be finished with this graduation requirement so we encourage them to do some independent preparation, in addition to the work we are doing in their classes and with the after school literacy prep course, and to give it their best efforts.

We encourage you and your child to visit the following sites to further practice their skills in preparation for the test:

http://www.eqao.com/en/assessments/eqao-online/Pages/sample-online-osslt.aspx

http://www.eqao.com/en/assessments/eqao-online/Communication%20Documents/osslt-online-student-handout.pdf

http://www.readwriterock.com/

In order to accommodate the effective administration of the OSSLT for our grade 10 and previously eligible students in other grades, there will be a special timetable on October 20th for our entire student body as follows:

Period 1 8:35 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Break: 10:00 a.m. -10:15 a.m. -15 minute break Whole School

Period 2 10:15 a.m.-11:40 a.m.

Common Lunch 11:40 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Period 3 12:35 p.m. 1:35 p.m.

Period 4 1:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school administration if you have any questions or concerns about the test.

Take care,

Justine OGrady

Principal

Holy Trinity

2420 Sixth Line, Oakville, L6H 3N8

(905)257-3534

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