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  • Welcome & introduction
    Today is NOT March 29 but this entire presentation is about an important event scheduled for Thursday, March 29. Through this presentation I hope to give you some information so that you prepared for the OSSLT.
  • Did your class get to complete the diagnostic?
    http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/uZMzTlYnTI44hrj
  • As a percent (%), what do you think the average mark was on the test?
    http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/fP4aEGOOxRzx7I5
  • As a class, what percentage (%) of the OSSLT do you think is multiple choice?
    http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/0yAyVKq8HeAkuvu
  • There are 3 formats of reading questions including
    - multiple choice
    - short answer &
    - questions that require a brief explanation
    Within each of these different formats there will be 3 different types of questions
    Directly stated in the reading selection
    Indirectly stated in the reading selection
    - Making connections between personal knowledge & experience and ideas and information in the reading selection
  • The OSSLT consists of Reading and Writing selections. There are three types of reading selections:
    Informational materials such as explanations and instructions.
    Literacy materials such as stories, descriptions, and dialogues.
    Graphic materials such as schedules, graphs and tables
  • There will also be 3 different types of writing tasks
    1.Long-Writing Tasks
    news report based on a picture and a headline (one page)
    series of paragraphs expressing an opinion on a given topic (two pages)
    2. Short-Writing Tasks
    opportunity to use your knowledge and personal experience while demonstrating your writing skills
    3. Multiple-Choice Questions
    opportunity to demonstrate the three writing skills
  • The writing questions are designed to measure student achievement in the following areas:
    Development of an main idea
    Provision of support details
    Organization and linking of ideas and information
    Use of an appropriate tone for the purpose and the intended reader
    Use of correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • There are 2 booklets you will need to complete. Each booklet takes approximately 75 minutes so you will work on the first booklet in period 1, then have a 20 minute nutrition break, then write the 2nd booklet in period 2. After you have completed the 2nd booklet there is a short questionnaire for you to fill out.
  • If you fail the test, you may retake it again in Grade 11. I also mentioned the Ontario Secondary Schools Literacy Course that is a semester long course that may be offered to some students. You must have written and failed the OSSLT at least once in order to be admitted to the OSSLC.
    If you take and pass the OSSLC, you are given the literacy equivalency credit and do not have to write the test again.
  • Passing the OSSLT is one of the necessary requirements for graduating from High School with your Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
  • Some of you are ready to write the OSSLT and have been since the end of grade 9. Other students may need more support both inside and outside of the classroom. All students who are writing the OSSLT will have the opportunity to write a practice test on Thursday, March 22 – 1 week before the actual test.
  • Probably the only question you have is when will I get my results.
    Although you write the test in March you will not receive your results until June. Your test is actually shipped to Toronto where a team of teachers will spend time marking, checking, and remarking your test. This teacher team decides on your mark, not SDCI, and whether or not you pass or fail.
  • If you or your parents have any more questions, you can visit the EQAO website at www.eqao.com
  • Saints Kitchen will be making snacks. What would you like them to make for you?
    http://www.polleverywhere.com/free_text_polls/ItF8VcXVMVjkCf9
  • If I can offer you some helpful advice, it would be this:
    - Follow the directions completely (if it says to write 3 paragraphs don’t write 4 in hope of doing better)
    Don’t leave any questions blank
    Bring a pen & a pencil to write with
    - Don’t book any appointments on March 29
    - Make sure to have a good breakfast
  • Transcript

    • 1. Strathroy District Collegiate Institute --Test day is March 27, 2014--
    • 2. Questions along the way? • Each class please sign is to https://todaysmeet.com/SDCIFEB25 • Use your teacher’s name i.e. Mr. Woodburn
    • 3. Diagnostic
    • 4. On a mobile device 1 device per class Go to Pollev.com or Text 37607 (that’s the number you send the text to)
    • 5. Overall average of all SDCI results = 51.3% Mark range was from 0% to 100%
    • 6. Yes, so what?? T l nica ech s ultie c diffi Just for fu n Just multiple choice Did n’t tak e it ser iou sly Didn’t answer some questions Etc Etc Well… – Preparing for OSSLT – Gr 9 SDCI Sept 2013 diagnostic – Average was 58.65% Etc
    • 7. • 48% of OSSLT is multiple choice • Successful 2nd time at SDCI vs 1st • We are not good at multiple choice • Gr 9’s Sept 2013 = 58.65% • Gr 10’s Feb 2014 = 51.3%
    • 8. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. What is on the test? How long is the test? What happens if you fail the test? Why can’t they just use our English marks? What is an OSSD? Who can help me prepare? When will I get my results? What snacks are provided?
    • 9. 1. What is on the test? • Reading • Writing
    • 10. Types of Reading Questions Format  Multiple Choice  Open Response Type  Directly stated in the reading selection (explicit)  Indirectly stated in the reading selection (implicit)  Making connections between personal knowledge & experience and ideas and information in the reading selection
    • 11. Types of Reading Selections Informational Materials  such as explanations and instructions Literacy materials  such as stories, descriptions, and dialogues Graphic Materials  such as schedules, graphs and tables Length varies from 1 paragraph to 2 pages
    • 12. Types of Writing Tasks Long-Writing Tasks  news report based on a picture and a headline (one page)  series of paragraphs expressing an opinion on a given topic (two pages) Short-Writing Tasks  opportunity to use your knowledge and personal experience while demonstrating your writing skills Multiple-Choice Questions opportunity to demonstrate the three writing skills
    • 13. Three Writing Skills Writing Questions Test has short- and long-writing tasks, and multiple-choice questions, that focus on 3 writing skills required in school and daily life:  Development of a main idea with supporting details  Organize information and ideas in a coherent manner  Use conventions (syntax, spelling, grammar and punctuation) in a manner that does not distract from clear communication
    • 14. 2. How long is the test? The entire test will take 2 ½ hours including instructions and a nutrition break. •2 booklets •Two 75 minute sessions •Period 1 = 1st booklet •20 minute nutrition break •Period 2 = 2nd booklet + questionnaire
    • 15. 3. What Happens If I Fail the OSSLT? • If you fail the test in Grade 10, you may retake it in Grade 11. • The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC), an OSSLT equivalent, is offered in Grade 12 to some students.
    • 16. 4. Why can’t they just use our English marks? • Standardized assessment • Have you acquired the reading and writing skills that you are expected to have learned by the end of Grade 9? • These skills are basis for learning in ALL subjects areas throughout both elementary and secondary school.
    • 17. 5. What is an OSSD?
    • 18. 6. Who can help me prepare? • • • • • In-Class Literacy (on-going) Gr. 10 OSSLT Presentation (Feb. 25) Remediation for At-Risk Students (on-going) OSSLT Practice Booklet (Tuesday, March 4) OSSLT Practice Test (Thursday, March 20)
    • 19. 7. When Will I Get My Results? • June 2014
    • 20. Where Can I Find More Information? • You can find more information at the Education Quality and Accountability Office site ( www.eqao.com)
    • 21. • Follow the directions completely (if it says to write 3 paragraphs don’t write 4 in hope of doing better) • Don’t leave any questions blank • Bring a pen & a pencil to write with • Don’t book any appointments on March 27 • Make sure to have a good breakfast
    • 22. Good Luck!

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