OSSLT trial online version of test cancelled when system failed
EQAO,the organization responsible for administering the provincial assessments, had scheduled October 2o for a trial run of the online – not paper – OSSLT (grade 10 literacy assessment) test. Because of widespread technical issues, the test had to be cancelled. Their alert includes this message for students “As you know, this was a trial. This means students will still be considered first-time eligible for the regularly scheduled OSSLT in March 2017 to satisfy the literacy requirement. We can also confirm that the March OSSLT administration will include a pen-and-paper version of the assessment, as originally planned.”
You may also be interested in reading EQAO’s earlier October news release titled Is Ontario Ready for Online Assessments?
Also read selected news reports from the Toronto Star ,CBC, Globe and Mail, CTV . As of this moment there is no official statement on the Ministry website although Minister Hunter’s comments are included in the news reports.