News Release

Cyberattack Forces Cancellation of OSSLT Test

Feb 02, 2017

Cyberattack Forces Cancellation of OSSLT Test

On October 20, secondary students across Ontario took part in the pilot OSSLT online literacy assessment. However, technical difficulties forced the EQAO to cancel the test mid-day.

This was an issue decided centrally by the EQAO after their servers fell victim to a cyberattack by unknown individuals. The DSBN network functioned properly throughout the online pilot and was able to support students writing the test.

Unfortunately, many students were in the midst of writing the test when we received news of the cancellation. The EQAO has promised to follow up with further information regarding next steps. Once we receive direction from the EQAO, we will share the information with all students and parents.

We commend all our students for their hard work in preparing for the OSSLT and we apologize for this unavoidable inconvenience.