The Usefulness of OSSLT

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The OSSLT is based on the reading and writing skills in all subject areas up to the end of grade 9, but is the Grade 10 test of reading and writing skills a good idea? Some people prefer the idea, whereas others hate it. In my opinion, I believe that the grade 10 test of reading and writing skills is a good idea; there are three main reasons that support my opinion. First, the OSSLT shows students how strong their literacy skills are. Second, teachers could look at the OSSLT as being a way to assess their students’ performance so that they know what and how to teach in the future. Finally, this test can also remind every one of the students, especially for the ESL students to study hard in order to pass the OSSLT.

Firstly, this is a test that helps students to have a general idea of how well is their literacy skills. It is well known that the test is divided into reading section and writing section, which means the students could figure out which part of the literacy skills is the weakness for them base on their results of each section. However, the real purpose of study to the students is to get an understanding of where the vulnerabilities are. Fortunately, the OSSLT can tell the students where the vulnerabilities are, so that they can focus on the weakness part in order to fix and improve the skills before finishing the school. And this is one reason for me to support the idea.

The other reason is that the OSSLT helps the teachers to have the knowledge of the English level of the grade 10 students in order to improve the strength of educating. As a whole, if the result of the OSSLT is perfect, which appears the student has a good study environment. Contrarily, if the result is bad, which reminds the teachers that they need to adopt the more effective methods to improve the marks and adjust teaching method according to the result of the OSSLT in the future. However, the OSSLT helps the teachers a lot that how to set up or improve the...
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