Consent for OLSAT Ability Test
Posted on 09/20/2023

Dear Parent(s)/Guardians(s): We are requesting consent for your child to participate in the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) this fall. The OLSAT is a standardized group test of ability that the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) uses to screen all students in Grade 3 for giftedness. Your child will be given some instruction regarding the test and will have the opportunity to participate in a practice test prior to the actual test. Once the school receives the results, they will be shared with you and a copy will be placed in your child’s Ontario Student Record (OSR). The school staff will also explain any potential next steps. The results of this test will help your child’s teacher gain a better understanding of your child’s areas of relative strength and need as related to their verbal and non-verbal abilities so they can plan programs and supports accordingly. Results may also be used to inform identification (e.g., Intellectual: Gifted). Central staff may also use test results to establish a basis for the evaluation of existing programs and to assist in developing appropriate programming at the system level. Individual test results will be treated confidentially, and any data used for purposes of reporting to the public will be done generically without disclosure of identifying information. If you agree to the inclusion of your child in this testing, please indicate your consent by selecting from the options below by September 30. Although there is no cost associated with this item, once the form is completed electronically you must checkout in SchoolCash Online in order to complete the submission process. Deadline is September 30, 2023 If you require additional information regarding the OLSAT, please contact the school at [email protected]. Thank you for your support and cooperation.

Simcoe County District School Board