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Osslt presentation 2013 14 results

  1. 1. Strathroy District Collegiate Institute --Test day is March 27, 2014--
  2. 2. Questions along the way? • Each class please sign is to • Use your teacher’s name i.e. Mr. Woodburn
  3. 3. Diagnostic
  4. 4. On a mobile device 1 device per class Go to or Text 37607 (that’s the number you send the text to)
  5. 5. Overall average of all SDCI results = 51.3% Mark range was from 0% to 100%
  6. 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. 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. 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. 9. 1. What is on the test? • Reading • Writing
  10. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 17. 5. What is an OSSD?
  18. 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. 19. 7. When Will I Get My Results? • June 2014
  20. 20. Where Can I Find More Information? • You can find more information at the Education Quality and Accountability Office site (
  21. 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. 22. Good Luck!