Provincial Assessments

Upcoming Provincial Assessment Dates

For the 2020/2021 school the Ministry has schedule Numeracy 10 and Literacy 10/12 Assessments as follows:

November 2 - 6 2020
January 25 - 29 2021
April 12 - 16 2021

And the Literacy 12 is held for the final time:

June 22/23 2021

HCOS dates within these windows are chosen based on the number of registrants within each session. When registering at first, please make sure you are available any day during the window and confirmation will be sent when the final date is selected.


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