Gr 10 EQAO Literacy Test - March 27

posted Mar 25, 2019, 10:09 AM by Kathrine Kingham
On Wednesday March 27th, 2019, Grade 10 students across the province will write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). It will also be written by students who were previously eligible but have not yet written the test or who were unsuccessful on their first attempt. The OSSLT is administered by the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO), an independent agency of the Government of Ontario, in order to determine whether students have acquired the minimum literacy (reading and writing) skills expected by The Ontario Curriculum across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9.

Please note that this date is the only opportunity for students to write the 2019 OSSLT. Students who are absent will have to wait until the spring of 2020 to write it. Please try to reschedule any appointments that conflict with the test schedule.

OSSLT results do not count toward students’ grades, but successful completion of the test is a requirement for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. There are supports for students who do not pass, including an opportunity to rewrite the test or to take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course.

For more information about EQAO and to view a sample of its assessments, visit