OSSLT Online Assessment Cancelled – Oct 20, 2016

Good morning Parent/Guardians,

I am writing you this email this morning to update you on the issues that occurred with the sitting of the OSSLT assessment for our students. As you know this years literacy test was being rolled out electronically across the province for the first time. As some snags were anticipated, the affect of the thousands of students on the EQAO site at the same time across the province caused severe delays and log in problems. Therefor, we were instructed by EQAO and the Ministry of Education to suspend the assessment indefinitely at this time. We will be receiving next-step plans from these organisations as soon as they figure out a plan, which we then will share with you.

We worked tirelessly here at NLSS to correct the problems to some success but they were bigger than just us and was affecting every school province wide. We thank and praise our students for their patience and understanding this morning. We do apologise on behalf of EQAO and the Ministry of Education and from us here at NLSS.

Thank you again for your patience and understanding regarding this matter.

Yours in education,

Keith Piette