OSSLTOntario Secondary School Literacy Test (Canada)
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The EQAO test results illustrate the percentage of children in grades 3, 6 and 9 who achieved the provincial standard or higher, as well as the percentage of youth who successfully completed the OSSLT, for each elementary school, secondary school and school board in Ontario.
* Paris has 76 per cent of fully participating students pass the OSSLT.
The OSSLT is a provincial standards-based test of the reading and writing skills students are expected to have with all subjects up to the end of Grade 9.
Since the Liberals now in power routinely denounced the OSSLT when they were in opposition, many critics of extreme-stakes testing might have assumed that the OSSLT would die along with the Tory government.
In the context of the Ontario School Literaey Test (OSSLT), Cheng, Klinger & Zheng (2007) found that two literacy tasks--narrative reading and news report writing--and two reading skills and strategies--indirect understanding and vocabulary--were predictors for L1 and L2 test taker group membership.
Grand Erie has placed below the provincial average in the OSSLT test for the last six years in a row.
The OSSLT is a provincially mandated standardized test of English literacy.
In terms of achievement for first-time eligible students taking the OSSLT, the results are even starker.
As part of its response to calls to hold educational systems accountable for producing literate youth and better equipped citizens, the Ontario government created the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) to produce and implement the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).
* "around OSSLT, we are running Counting on You literacy initiatives for those kids that have been identified at Level 2."
The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT), a high school graduation requirement in Ontario, provides a vivid example of a large-scale test that has an impact on students both significantly and differentially (Cheng, Klinger, & Zheng, 2007; Luce-Kapler & Klinger, 2005; Sider, 2003; Stroud & Cheng, 2002).
I have addressed this question by utilizing reading achievement data derived from the province of Ontario's 2002 large-scale administration of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).