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Prepare Students For The OSSLT With Preparation Modules In Ontario’s VLE

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Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Preparation Modules Now Available for Use in Ontario’s VLE


As you may know, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) must be taken by all Grade 10 students in Ontario. Passing the OSSLT is one of the requirements for earning an Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) has created modules that were polished by D2L to provide all Ontario secondary school students with practice to help them pass the OSSLT. In order to prepare Ontario’s students for this important test, SCDSB’s OSSLT module is now available to all publicly funded district school boards through Ontario’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Topics covered in the OSSLT preparation module include Getting to the Point, Making Connections, Inferring, Reading Between the Lines, and the Conventions of Language.

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Module Features Include:

  • Interactive assessment tools to allow students to practise using their knowledge
  • Activities on topics covered in the OSSLT
  • Teacher moderation
  • Module quizzes that give examples from past versions of the OSSLT
  • Diagnostic quiz that helps educators identify at-risk students

How to Access the OSSLT Preparation Module

Publicly funded school boards  interested in providing this easy-to-use module to their educators and students may easily access it through Ontario’s VLE. If you have any questions about accessing the OSSLT preparation module or Ontario’s VLE, please contact your board’s Ministry funded Technology Enabled Learning and Teaching (TELT) Contact or D2L at [email protected].

Accessing Ontario’s VLE

The VLE is a dynamic learning platform powered by D2L’s Brightspace. The VLE is provided by the Ministry of Education at no cost to Ontario publicly funded school boards. Ontario’s VLE includes digital portfolios, assignments, rubrics, lessons linked to curriculum expectations, quizzes and much more! To get the VLE for your classroom or school, reach out to your TELT contact through the widget (drop down) on our website or email [email protected].

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  1. Module Features Include:
  2. How to Access the OSSLT Preparation Module
  3. Accessing Ontario’s VLE