EQAO releases statement about OSSLT online testing shut down last week
In a statement released today:
EQAO confirms “that the cause of the technical issues that resulted in the cancellation of the October 20 province-wide trial of the online Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) was an intentional, malicious and sustained Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack—a type of cyberattack.”
And “EQAO undertook several successful field and load tests to gauge the system’s readiness in the lead-up to the October 20 trial. This final trial was meant to test the system’s readiness on a larger scale and, notwithstanding the DDoS attack, EQAO remains confident that assessments can be administered online successfully. EQAO’s shift to online assessments mirrors classroom trends that see a greater emphasis on the use of digital technology”
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