OSSLT trial online version of test cancelled when system failed

October 21, 2016 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

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.

Rowan

 

Entry filed under: EQAO. Tags: .

EduGains: ELL Twitter Chat Enjoy TPL Bookbash at Harbourfront this Saturday

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


Bookmark our re-named site

Stay current with education news & our library resources http://professionllibrarytdsb.wordpress.com

October 2016
M T W T F S S
« Sep   Nov »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

TDSB Professional Library

(416) 395-8289
Monday to Friday 8:30 to 5: 00

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,508 other followers

Follow the Library on Twitter

Good Reads

Archives

Blog Stats

  • 128,791 hits

RSS New Books in the TDSB Professional Library

  • No fear coding: Comp
    No fear coding: Computational thinking across the curriculum. (2017). by Heidi Williams
  • The Google Cardboard
    The Google Cardboard book: Explore, engage, and educate with virtual reality. (2017). by Holly Clark et al.
  • Ten steps for genuin
    Ten steps for genuine leadership in schools. (2017). by David M. Fultz
  • Mindful assessment:
    Mindful assessment: The 6 essential fluencies of innovative learning. (2017). by Lee Watanabe Crockett & Andrew Churches

%d bloggers like this: