Media Advisory - Education Quality and Accountability Office to release Literacy Test results by school and board and full provincial report

    TORONTO, June 9 /CNW/ - At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 10, 2009, the
Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will release student
achievement results on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test by school
and school board. Schools and boards will be available to speak about their
results at that time.
    EQAO will also publish a full report entitled Ontario Student
Achievement: EQAO's Provincial Report on the Results of the 2008-2009 Ontario
Secondary School Literacy Test, which will include achievement results by
subgroup (e.g., by gender or English language learner status), contextual
data, a summary of findings, strategies for learning and profiles of six
successful schools. These profiled schools are notable for their success in
improving the literacy skills of their students as demonstrated by their OSSLT
results over the years:

    -   Assumption College School (Brantford), Brant Haldimand Norfolk
        Catholic District School Board
    -   Lake Superior High School (Terrace Bay), Superior-Greenstone District
        School Board
    -   Quinte Secondary School (Belleville), Hastings and Prince Edward
        District School Board
    -   St. James Catholic High School (Guelph), Wellington Catholic District
        School Board
    -   St. Peter's Secondary School (Barrie), Simcoe Muskoka Catholic
        District School Board
    -   Timmins High and Vocational School (Timmins), District School Board
        Ontario North East

    The provincial report, the school, school board and provincial results,
as well as the profiles of the six successful schools selected this year will
be posted on the EQAO Web site,
    Also on EQAO's Web site, you will find the test booklets from the 2009
OSSLT, as well as 10 of the test's multiple-choice questions and their
answers, presented in a fun and engaging format. Through CNW Group, or
directly by request, EQAO will provide the media with camera-ready artwork
with three questions from the test for print or online publishing, plus a Web
button and link to the 10 multiple-choice questions for online publishing. By
trying some of these questions themselves, parents, guardians and the public
at large will get a better sense of the literacy expectations outlined in The
Ontario Curriculum.

    Disponible en français

For further information:

For further information: Katia Collette, Communications Officer, (416)

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