Media Advisory - EQAO to release 2009 Ontario Literacy Test results and will compare this cohort's grade 10 results to their achievement in grade 6

    TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - At 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2009, the
Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will announce the
provincial-level student achievement results on the 2008-2009 Ontario
Secondary Student Literacy Test (OSSLT). Highlights of these results will be
posted on the EQAO Web site,
    EQAO will also provide data and insights about the progress of the test's
cohort by comparing the results of those students who wrote the junior
division assessment when they were in Grade 6 in 2005 to their results four
years later on the 2009 OSSLT.
    At that time, EQAO will also post to its Web site 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. EQAO will provide the
media with camera-ready artwork with three questions from the test for print
or Web 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.
    On June 10, EQAO will release the OSSLT student achievement results by
school and school board. Schools and boards currently have their results under
embargo. They will be able to speak about their results on June 10 and after.
    On June 10, 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 and English language learner status), contextual
data, a summary of findings, strategies for success and profiles of successful

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

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