2007 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test

The OSSLT is a provincial standards-based test of the reading and writing skills students are expected to have acquired across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9.

Successful completion of the test or of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course is one of the 32 requirements for an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

The test determines whether a student's literacy skills meet the minimum standard for:

according to the expectations in The Ontario Curriculum.

There are only two student outcomes on the OSSLT – successful or unsuccessful. Either a student has met the minimum standard for literacy or has not.