Student Preparation for the OSSLT
Centennial offers many programs and opportunities to assist students in their preparation for the OSSLT. Instruction in classes throughout all departments in the school is specialized to ensure that students are proficient with the forms and techniques assessed by the OSSLT.
On top of this, students will also be given the opportunity to attend a Literacy Camp. This opportunity is a series of 8 after school workshops done in the weeks leading up to the test. Here students will receive extra instruction and practice for each of the reading and writing components they may find on the test.
Students and Parents can also use the following resources to help prepare for the OSSLT:
The main website for EQAO contains many resources, including previous test questions, preparation guides, assessment guidelines, advice, etc.
OSSLT Getting Ready Guide 2018
The OSSLT Getting Ready Guide is a resource geared towards students to answer questions they may have, and familiarize them with the processes and formats surrounding the OSSLT.
OSSLT Planning and Preparation Guide 2018
The Planning and Preparation Guide is a resource built for teachers, but also very useful for parents and students, to properly prepare their students for the OSSLT. This guide contains many useful instructions practice activities.
2017 OSSLT Released Questions
A selection of questions from last year’s OSSLT that were released by EQAO. These questions are presented in an identical format to that which students completing this year’s OSSLT will see.
2017 OSSLT Released Questions – Student Answer Booklet
A bubble sheet that students will need to use to record their answers for multiple-choice questions. Students will need to be familiarized with this format before writing the OSSLT.
2017 OSSLT Released Questions – Rubrics and Sample Answers
Rubrics and sample answers for the 2017 OSSLT Released Questions booklet.
2017 OSSLT Released Questions – Multiple Choice Answers
Multiple choice question answers for the 2017 OSSLT Released Questions booklet.