In November, January, April and June our grade 10 students will be expected to write both the Province’s Numeracy and Literacy assessments. These assessments are a graduation requirement for all students.
The Numeracy assessment is not tied to a specific Math course, but rather it evaluates a student’s numeracy skills that have been developed over the course of their education experience. Grade 10 students have the ability to re-take the Graduation Numeracy Assessment to improve their proficiency score in grades 11 and 12. Only their best proficiency level will be included on their transcript. Student proficiency will be reported on a 4-point scale.
Our school will be hosting Numeracy Assessment sessions for grade 10 students on January 25th and 26th. The majority of the assessment consists of 24 computer scored questions and two written response questions.
Students will be using the school’s Chromebooks as they are not permitted to use their own devices for this assessments. The Chromebooks have been set up by our District IT Department to have secure logins and secure operating systems, as required by the Ministry of Education.
Those grade 11 students who did not have an opportunity to write the Numeracy Assessment last year will have an opportunity in June.
We will be hosting sittings of the grade 10 Literacy Assessment during the school year. This assessment measures the student’s ability to critically think by analyzing various texts and developing conclusions based on their understanding of these texts. The assessment also measures the ability of students to communicate their ideas. The Literacy Assessment is not based on a particular course, but on learning across multiple subjects from K-10.
Students will complete the assessments online, so we will be using our Chromebook carts and our PC Computer Labs.
References and Resources
For further information, please follow the links below to find out more about the Graduation Assessments:
• Graduation Numeracy Assessment – https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/grade-10-numeracy-assessment
• Graduation Literacy Assessment – https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/literacy-assessment/grade-10-literacy-assessment
• General Information about and Resources/Practice Questions for the Assessments – https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/administration/program-management/assessment/graduation