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Course Code: OLC4O
This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing. Eligibility requirement: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. (Students who have already met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the principal.)
OLC4O Course Outline
The Ontario Curriculum, OLC4O Grade 12: English OSSLC
Assessment & Evaluation Components
The primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources (including student/teacher conferences, discussions, assignments, demonstrations, projects, performances and tests) that accurately reflect student learning.
Three types of assessment are used:
Assessment for learning is used by students and teachers to determine what students already know and can do with their knowledge, so teachers can plan instruction and further assessment.
Assessment as learning focuses on fostering students’ abilities to assess their own learning goals, reflect on their learning, and make adjustments in their learning approaches.
Assessment of learning is used to record and report what has been learned in the past.
Evaluation refers to the process of judging the quality of student learning on the basis of established performance standards and assigning a value to represent that quality. Evaluation accurately summarizes and communicates to parents, other teachers, employers, institutions of further education, and students themselves what students know and can do with respect to the overall curriculum expectations. Evaluation is based on assessment of learning that provides evidence of student achievement at strategic times throughout the course.
There are four levels of achievement for students who are passing this course:
Level 1 – (50-52%)
Level 1 (53-56%)
Level 1+ (57-59%)
Level 2 – (60-62%)
Level 2 (63-66%)
Level 2 + (67-69%)
Level 3 – (70-72%)
Level 3 is the provincial standard for student achievement.
Level 3 (73-76%)
Level 3 + (77-79%)
Level 4 – (80-86%)
Level 4 (87-94%)
Level 4 + (95-100%)
A wide range of assessment strategies (tests, portfolios, journals, essays, presentations, observation, conferencing and projects), combined with an array of instrument tools (including detailed marking schemes, checklists, rubrics and exemplars), is used in order to measure student achievement of overall course expectations.