Provincial Assessments

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:

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:

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