Supports for all students during the OSSLT

All students can have the following types of support and access built-in accessibility features and tools.

Permitted supports

  • headphones for listening to questions
  • white noise or calming music as required
  • a pencil, eraser and paper for rough work
  • additional time
  • a quiet, individual and/or small group setting
  • preferential seating
  • prompts, either a tap on the desk or a verbal signal, for students who are off task
  • supervised breaks (eg. water, stretch and washroom), as long as a session or stage is completed in one continuous sitting
  • the text-to-speech tool built into the e-assessment platform

Built-in accessibility features and tools 

All students have access to a set of accessibility tools located on the student toolbar in the e-assessment platform: 

  • a help menu
  • a text-to-speech function that reads aloud the text on the screen
  • zoom-in and zoom-out capabilities
  • a line reader that helps students focus on one line of text at a time
  • a high-contrast view
  • drawing tools (highlighter, line and eraser)

All students will also have access to virtual relaxation exercises and reminders of test taking strategies.

For specific supports and accommodations for students with special education needs, unique circumstances or English language learners, please refer to the Accommodations section.

Updated on October 5, 2023