Today was an opportunity for our Grade 10 first time eligible and grade 11-12 previously eligible students to complete the test online. This opportunity allowed EQAO to test their readiness for the test. Teachers and central staff have worked collaboratively to ensure that students would be ready for the OSSLT online.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our staff for the time they have spent “trouble shooting” their site’s readiness. Along with our Learning Technology and Student Services/Special Education Departments, we have reviewed all steps of a successful implementation. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties from the EQAO site, schools had to end the test during the morning session. Most of all, our students need to be commended for their preparedness and persistence during this online trial. We believe, at the very least, it has provided students an opportunity to practice portions of the OSSLT.
We are disappointed along with the students that this test was not able to be completed as was everyone's hope and expectation.