Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test - OSSLT


Students are required to meet the provincial literacy requirement in order to earn an OSSD--Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test--OSSLT will satisfy this requirement.

The literacy graduation requirement has been restored beginning with students graduating in the 2022–2023 school year. Students graduating in 2022–2023 are required to meet the literacy graduation requirement. All students in Grades 10 and 11 and non-graduating students, including those who are learning remotely, must also work toward the literacy graduation requirement by participating in the OSSLT or completing the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC).

To provide maximum flexibility for students to acquire the literacy graduation requirement, particularly for students enrolled in remote learning, students can be enrolled in the OSSLC without having attempted the OSSLT in 2022–2023. As of the 2022–2023 school year, the eligibility criteria for the adjudication process for the literacy graduation requirement will revert to the policy outlined in Ontario Schools: Kindergarten to Grade 12: Policy and Program Requirements, 2016 (pp. 65–66).

The administration of the OSSLT will take place from

  • Wednesday, March 1, to Wednesday, April 26, 2023, with individual student results reported by mid-June 2023.


For more information, please go to official website https://www.eqao.com/the-assessments/osslt/


Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice, and were unsuccessful at least once, are eligible to take the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course--OLC4O to fulfill the literacy requirement.



Where to write OSSLT

We organize the OSSLT test administration every year for students whose Ontario Student Record (OSR) is held at Toronto eSchool. The test can be written at Toronto eSchool Campus in Toronto. Students may also write the test at an alternative location in our affiliated partners' office outside of Canada. The test must be supervised by a suitable official who satisfies the requirements outlined by EQAO.

The administration fee for writing the OSSLT test at Toronto eSchool campus is $200 per student. The fee for writing the test at an alternative location is $399 per student.

Please contact guidance@torontoeschool.com with any inquiries regarding the OSSLT.