The successful completion of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is normally required for graduation and completion of the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). For this school year, the Ministry of Education has waived the literacy graduation requirement for all graduating students.
Also, this school year, the Ministry of Education is field testing a new, online format and has asked for boards to voluntarily participate.
For several reasons, AMDSB has decided that students will not participate in the OSSLT Field Test scheduled for the Spring (March 23 – June 4) of 2021. This decision was made, first and foremost, in an effort to prioritize the well-being of students and to support the continuity of learning during the Pandemic.
In the 2021-22 school year we will fully participate in the OSSLT as directed.