The Grade 9 Mathematics Assessment provide individual and system data on students’ knowledge and skills, based on the expectations for students in Grade 9 applied and academic programs in the Ontario Curriculum. All students are required to participate in this assessment.
PARENT RESOURCES PERTAINING TO THE GRADE 9 MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT
To ensure that students have acquired necessary reading and writing skills that apply to all areas of the curriculum up to the end of Grade 9, all students are required to write the OSSLT in Grade 10. Students who have been unsuccessful in passing the test are eligible to fulfill the requirement through the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course. Principals have the discretion to allow students to enroll in the course before they have a second opportunity to take the test, if the principal determines that it is in the best educational interest of the student (Ministry of Education Policy/Program Memorandum 127). Successful completion of the OSSLT or OSSLC is a graduation requirement.
PARENT RESOURCES PERTAINING TO THE PROVINCIAL LITERACY TEST
These tests are administered by the Education Quality Assessment Organization (EQAO). As an arm’s length agency of the provincial government, EQAO provides parents, teachers and the public with accurate and reliable information about student achievement.
All students who participate in EQAO’s tests receive an Individual Student Report (ISR). This report contains personal information that is protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. ISRs are distributed to students in the fall for those who wrote the test in the previous school year. For further information, contact your school’s principal.
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The following practice quizzes were designed to help students prepare for the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test which will take place in April, 2013. The multiple choice questions focus on the reading skills required in school and daily life such as understanding explicitly (directly) stated ideas and information, understanding implicitly (indirectly) stated ideas and information and making connections between information and ideas in a reading selection and personal knowledge and experience. Check www.eqao.com for more information. Students will continue with preparation for the OSSLT in September, 2012 with classroom teachers and the school literacy lead.
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