EQAO officials will score students who took OSSLT test online early
EQAO has made a decision on whether to score and report the OSSLT results after a cyberattack.
On October 20th, students in Parry Sound took the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. The test has been written on paper in the past, but this year, it was done online.
EQAO Director Richard Jones says they will be able to score and report some students who completed sessions one and two. Students who were not able to access the testing site and who did not have the opportunity to complete the test will still be considered first-time eligible for the regularly scheduled OSSLT in March 2017.
Jones says the decision whether to score and report results is being made in the best interests of students. Also, the ability to ensure the data received through the system are accurate and complete.
The results from the test will be sent to local high school this January.
With files from Kaitlin Livingston.