2 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test AgendaIntroduction & AttendanceReview of Orange Sheet (Understanding your OSSLT results)Sample Test Booklets & Helpful Web Sites
3 AttendanceYou will be called by home form to pick up your orange sheet (OSSLT results)You must pick up your OSSLT results sheet (orange sheet) from Mrs. Young or Mrs. MitsopoulosQuietly read your test result comments
4 Understanding your OSSLT Read the comments in the box on the right hand side of your paper, under “Reading” and “Writing”Underline key words for each of the bulletsFor example; need to improve ability to understand information that is clearly stated
5 How Can Reading and Writing Comments Help You? Each comment is personalized to your test results from last yearUnderstand the areas you did well in and areas you need to improve uponIf comments say, “you are able to…” that means you were successful in that areaPost this sheet somewhere visible at home so you can continue to review before the test
6 SAMPLE COMMENTS Reading Need to improve your ability to understand information that is clearly stated.Need to improve your ability to connect ideas from different parts of a text and make conclusions.
7 Reading Comments continued Need to improve your ability to connect ideas from a text to your own ideas to interpret and make judgments about what the text is saying.
8 Writing CommentsNeed to improve your ability to develop a main idea with enough supporting details to be easily understood by the reader.
9 Writing Comments continued Need to improve your ability to organize and order ideas in a clear and understandable way.Need to improve your ability to use correct spelling, punctuation and grammar to make your writing clear.
10 Understanding Your OSSLT Results “Your RESULTS”In the left hand column is your final mark: Your ScoreA score of 300 is a pass for the literacy test out of 400Never leave a question unanswered!
11 Helpful Web Sites Cawthra Park High School Sample Test A great site that provides questions and answers.Read Write RockFun interactive cartoon web site with music and helpful tips for answering multiple choice questions & written responses.
12 Ontario Quality & Accountability Office This is the official ministry website that provides literacy tests from the past three years.