Provincial Assessments

Graduation Provincial Assessments:

January 2022 Session Cancellation

Thank you for your patience as we continue to navigate the Ministry’s cancellation of the January assessments and adjust plans as we approach the April session. We are currently waiting on more information from the Ministry as to how they will be handling both the April and June sessions. As soon as we know, we will release information to those who transferred registration from the January session to the April session, and open up new registrations for additional students who wish to write one or more assessments in April.

At this time, priority will be given to Grade 12 students who need assessments in order to graduate. We don’t anticipate having to cap our locations and are working hard to ensure that enough spaces are provided for all that would like to write in the Spring.

Numeracy Assessment Module - Self Directed Study Guide

We are super excited to announce the release of a resource designed especially for HCOS students.

The Numeracy Assessment Module is an online, self-directed module available in Moodle that contains everything you need to get ready for the Numeracy 10 Assessment.

Here are some specifics about the Module:

    1. You can sign up for this resource any time, free of charge! Just follow this link:

        • You will need to enter the following enrolment key: NumeracyAssessment

    2. The Module will appear on your Moodle dashboard. For more information on how to set up your Moodle account and log in, see the instructions here:

    3. It is self-directed. That means you can do as much or as little as you need, and no teacher is looking over your shoulder.

    4. The work you do in that module will not count towards any math course... so feel free to experiment and use what's helpful.

    5. If you have questions contact your grad advisor or Mrs. Trish Vandop for more information (

What is the Literacy Assessment?

This is a new assessment required for graduation. It’s not tied to a specific Language Arts course, and is not just an English exam. It tests a students ability to use critical thinking and analysis to make meaning from a selection of different texts. It also assesses the ability of a student to communicate their ideas. For this reason, students can choose to write the exam anytime they enter the Grad Program.

Here are some specifics about the exam:

    1. It must be written in Grade 10 for the first attempt.

    2. It can be written up to three times, students are given a RM (requirements met) mark when they successfully complete the assessment.

    3. It is entered as a separate line on a student’s transcript, not tied to any course in specific.

    4. It is required for graduation.

    5. It is marked on a rubric scale.

The ministry has provided some resources for the exam, and we expect more to come as the first round of assessments happens in April:

For more information, see the Grade 10 Literacy Assessment webpage here