83% of Grade 10 students in Ontario pass literacy test

June 8, 2011

According to results from the 2011 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test, of the students who wrote the test for the first time, 83% were successful, maintaining the high rate of success seen in recent years. Of the 104,030 student who wrote the OSSLT test this year and wrote provincial tests in Grades 3 and 6, 48% were successful and had also met the provincial reading standard in both Grades 3 and 6. 36% were successful even though they had struggled at some point during elementary school, not having met the provincial reading standard in Grade 3, Grade 6, or both. EQAO news release