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Grades 10 and 11 Literacy and Numeracy Assessments

The new BC Graduation Program requires ALL students graduating in the 2021/2022 school year (Grade 10s) to write the following Graduation Assessments:

• The Numeracy 10 Assessment (January 2020)

• The NEW Literacy 10 Graduation Assessment (January 2020)

• The upcoming Literacy 12 Graduation Assessment (January 2022)

The new BC Graduation Programs requires ALL students graduating in the 2020/2021 school year (Grade 11s) to write the following Graduation Assessments

• The Numeracy 10 Assessment (January 2020)

• The upcoming Literacy 12 Graduation Assessment (January 2021)

Current Grade 10 students must complete the Graduation Numeracy Assessment 10 and the Graduation Literacy Assessment 10 this year, as a graduation requirement. Current Grade 11 students must only complete the Graduation Numeracy Assessment 10 this year, as a graduation requirement. In their Grade 12 year, all students will also complete the Graduation Literacy 12 Assessment.

Purpose of Graduation Assessments

The purpose of these assessments is to measure the extent to which students are literate and numerate and to provide students with information about their proficiency in these areas. Overall, the new provincial graduation assessments require students to apply their numeracy and literacy skills in real-life contexts. Rather than assess specific course curricula, the graduation assessments measure the application of numeracy and literacy skills to realistic situations, requiring students to employ the knowledge and skills considered to be essential for future success. The graduation assessments look at students’ ability to apply their knowledge and skills, to analyze and reason, and to communicate effectively as they examine, interpret, and solve problems. Graduation assessments also emphasize the importance of the context in which students should be able to use their skills (e.g., home, employment, society). (BC Ministry of Education, 2019).

The Graduation Numeracy Assessment has been in place since January 2018 and the Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be implemented as of November 2019. The Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment will be introduced in the 2020/21 school year.

Mr. Bradley Myrholm, Director of Academics