Literacy at MSS

Literacy at MSS

Literacy at MSS

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is a high school graduation requirement. All students take the test in grade 10 to evaluate their proficiency in reading and writing. If students are unsuccessful, they may retake the test the following year. If they are still unable to pass the test, they may take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC) to demonstrate their competence.

Literacy is vital to achieving success, not only in high school and in post-secondary schools, but also in the workplace. Communication is identified as the top employability skill by the Conference Board of Canada. All employers require high levels of information literacy and clear communication skills. This means we need to ensure that all students can read and understand all forms of information and can write clearly so others will understand. This section of the MSS Website will support these efforts.

Audience: Students, Teachers, and Parents

Purpose: To support the development of reading and writing skills and help students prepare for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

Form: Select an area of interest from the menu to the left. You can use the available PDF documents, on-line resources, practice tasks, exemplars, and data to become more familiar with all aspects of the OSSLT.