The EQAO tests were developed to make sure that students in Ontario are getting high quality education through the public school system. The tests were designed to measure your progress against a provincial standard of educational achievements. The results also show what needs improvement and holds educators accountable for what they're supposed to be teaching. 



Students take the EQAO test at different points and every student in Ontario must take the EQAO test in:

î  Grade 3 - Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Primary Division

î  Grade 6 - Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics, Junior Division

î  Grade 9 - Assessment of Mathematics

î  Grade 10 - The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT)


We teach the EQAO tests that are based on the curriculum that you're following as a student in Ontario to help you excel in all areas. Our teachers help you along so you can keep up with what's being taught in your classes to be prepared to pass the tests.

The OSSLT is the final provincial test and a particularly important because it measures whether students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of grade 9. Students must pass the OSSLT to graduate from high school. Students who fail their literacy test are allowed to re-take it until they pass.



The OSSLT results do not count towards your school grades, but you must pass this test to receive your high school diploma. You can take the OSSLT as many times as you need to in order to pass. If you're struggling to pass the test after multiple attempts, you can consider taking the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OSSLC) instead. The course was created to provide students the intensive support they need to demonstrate that they've achieved provincial standards of literacy.


 In this full-credit English course you’ll learn the same literacy skills that are evaluated by the test—including writing summaries, news reports and information paragraphs. Students will also maintain and manage a literacy portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.  If you pass the course, you will have completed the requirement for the OSSLT and can graduate without having to write the test again.  Talk to your English teacher or guidance counsellor about this option. 

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