Provincial Assessments

Upcoming Provincial Assessment Dates

April 2020 Assessment Session (14th – 20th)

The April 2020 Provincial Assessment form is now open. Please read all the information carefully so you understand what you are required to do in order to write a provincial assessment. Please see this document that outlines which exams students are required to complete for Graduation.

Registration

In order to write a provincial assessment, you MUST complete the online provincial assessment registration form. To do so, you will need your name and PEN number.

April Provincial Assessment Session (14th – 20th)

Online Registration Form Opens: Now!

Online Registration Form Closes: Friday February 28th, 2020 (11:45pm)

June 2020 Provincial Exam Session

The FINAL session for the English 12 and Communications 12 exam is June 22-23 2020. If you have not written the exam on or before this date, you will not be rewarded credit for your English 12 course (this course is part of the old curriculum, students needing to write the exam would have started prior to July 1, 2019). If you have questions please contact your English teacher or your Grad Advisor.


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Which Assessments Do I Write?

There are many questions about who needs to write which assessment.

Please reference this handy document. The assessments required depend on which year you intend to graduate in, not necessarily the grade you are in (especially if you plan to extend your grad program courses from three years to four etc.)

If you have questions, please do no hesitate to seek clarification from your Grad Advisor!

What is the Numeracy Assessment?

This is a new assessment required for graduation. It’s not tied to a Math course, and is not just a math exam. It tests literacy skills, problem solving skills, explanation skills, writing skills and yes, some math skills. 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, where the highest score stands.
    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 lots of resources for the exam:

    1. Information for Parents
    2. Explanation of the Scoring Guide and Student Exemplars
    3. A sample assessment and key

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

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, where the highest score stands.
    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:

    1. Explanation of the Scoring Guide and Student Exemplars
    2. A sample assessment (answer key to come, when available)

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