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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Secondary School
"One Through Prayer and Learning"
905.824.1025
  • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Secondary School
  • 3700 Trelawny Circle
  • Mississauga ON , L5N 5J7
  • Principal: Jennifer Varnam
  • Vice Principal(s): Maria Ambrogi
    Nancy Tsiobanos


  • Superintendents: Martine Lewis
  • Trustee: Brea Corbet (Mississauga Ward 10, 9)
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UPCOMING EQAO ASSESSMENT (SPRING 2022)


The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) measures whether students are meeting the minimum standard for literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9. This year, the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) will be offering the computer-based online OS​​SLT to eligible students across the province. Successful completion of this literacy test is one of the requirements to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

Between Monday, April 4, 2022 and Friday, April 8, 2022, our eligible grade 10 students who are learning in-person will be taking part in the OSSLT. Online students will be writing when their HR class writes the assessment, in an alternate location. If they chose to, they can write in the regular classroom.

Students will complete the assessment in two sessions over two days (Session A and Session B). Each session is designed to be completed in 60 minutes, and students will complete each ses​sion in one sitting. Additional time can be provided for any students who require it. After completing both sessions, students will be presented with a questionnaire that asks them about their experiences, attitudes and p​​erceptions with respect to literacy.

Results will be released after the open-response questions have been scored. An Individual Student Report will be generated for each student after the scoring of the assessment.

Students have the opportunity to become familiar with the online test and its platform through EQAO's online practice test.

For more information about EQAO and to view the full practice test, you are encouraged to visit EQAO's website www.eqao.com.

LITERACY/NUMERACY PROGRAM REGISTRATION

In the time leading up to the test, the school will be running afterschool sessions in the library to provide extra support for students preparing to write the te​​st. At this time, this will be open to all students eligible to write. Please see the schedule of classes below.

If you would like your child to attend these classes, please sign and submit the following two forms:

​​Literacy Course Permission Form​​​​ ​​​​​
​​Literacy Course Registration Form​​​ ​​​​​
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It is important that your child submit these completed forms to Ms. Dragicevic in the English office by Friday, March 4. Classes will take place in the library from 2:30-4:00 pm on the dates outlined below.

- Monday, March 7, 2022
- Tuesday, March 8, 2022
- Wednesday, March 9, 2022
- Monday, March 21, 2022
- Tuesday, March 22, 2022
- Wednesday, March 23, 2022
- Monday, March 28, 2022
- Tuesday, March 29, 2022
​- ​Wednesday, March 30, 2022
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Please note that attendance at all classes is mandatory.

If you have any questions, please call N. Tsiobanos (ext. 68134) or I. Dragicevic (ext. 68354).

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