Provincial Exams and Scholarships

Numeracy & Literacy Assessment 2020

On April 14th & 15th our grade 10 students will be expected to write both the province’s Numeracy & 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. Student have the ability to re-take the Graduation Numeracy Assessment to improve their proficiency score in following years. Only their best level achieved will be counted as their final result on their transcript. Student proficiency will be reported on a 4 point scale on that transcript.

Our school will be hosting two seatings for grade 10 students writing the Numeracy Assessment on April 14th. The majority of the assessment is done through 24 computer scored questions and two written responses. Students will be using either Chromebooks or our computer lab PCs to complete the assessment. The students will be assigned to either the morning or afternoon seating depending on their surname. They will further be assigned to a specific classroom or computer lab closer to the date. These details will be posted around the school, in the office and on our website shortly after spring break.

APRIL 14TH 9-11 AM: GRADE 10’S: SURNAMES A-L AND 12-2 PM GRADE 10’S: SURNAMES M-Z

We will also be hosting two seatings for the grade 10 Literacy Assessment on April 15th. This assessment assesses student ability to use critical thinking analysis to make meaning from a diverse array of texts. It also assesses 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 work through two parts of the assessment. The first section is prescribed selected-response questions, while the second section allows students to choose texts to respond to. The assessment and responses are completed through the use of a computer so we will be making Chromebooks and our computer lab PCs available to students. The students will be assigned to either the morning or afternoon seating depending on their surname. They will further be assigned to a specific classroom or computer lab closer to the date. These details will be posted around the school, in the office and on our website shortly after spring break.

APRIL 15TH 9-11 AM: GRADE 10’S: SURNAME M-Z AND 12-2PM: GRADE 10’S: SURNAME A-L

Students will not be permitted to use their own devices for either of the assessments. Secure logins and operating systems as required by the ministry of education have been arranged by our district IT department on our devices.

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