Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) will be
administered on March 30, 2017.
A special notice regarding Inclement Weather Planning for
the OSSLT was released on March 22nd by the Education Quality and Accountability
Office (EQAO). In the event that a
severe widespread weather disruption is forecast that will impact schools
across the province, EQAO would postpone the March 30th
administration for all schools in the province.
This would be communicated the day prior to the administration of the
In the event of a local weather disruption, the Simcoe
County District School Board and the Simcoe County Transportation Consortium
will make decisions about school closures and school-bus cancellations.
If schools remain open on March 30th, as is usually
the case in the event of a school bus cancellation, the OSSLT will be
administered. Students who are scheduled to participate in the OSSLT, and who are
safely able to attend school, will write the test on that day.
Students who are not able to write the OSSLT on March 30th
due to school closure or school-bus cancellation will have other opportunities
to satisfy the literacy requirement; however, this does not necessarily mean
that they will have the opportunity to write the test this school year.
Further information is available on the EQAO
website at http://www.eqao.com.
Questions about Inclement Weather Planning for the OSSLT or any other
aspects of the OSSLT can be directed to your