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Students are now required to write two provincial assessments in grade 10: a Literacy Assessment (LTE 10) and a Numeracy Assessment (NME 10). Starting in the 2020-21 school year, students in grade 12 will also write another Graduation Literacy Assessment (LTE 12).

In total, students will complete three provincial assessments:

  • Graduation Numeracy Assessment (NME 10) – Grade 10 (graduation requirement)
  • Graduation Literacy Assessment (LTE 10) – Grade 10 (graduation requirement starting in 2019/20)
  • Graduation Literacy Assessment (LTE 12) – Grade 12 (graduation requirement starting in 2020/21)

Students have up to three opportunities to write the assessments: an initial attempt (required) and up to two rewrites (optional). The best outcome for each assessment will be reported on the final transcript.
Given that the graduation assessments are being phased in, students should refer to the table below for their respective grade to determine which assessments they will be required to write.

 

For the 2020/2021 year:

If I’m in grade 9 … I do not complete any provincial graduation assessments this year
If I’m in grade 10 …

This year, I will complete:

✔ Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment

✔ Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment

If I’m in grade 11 …

Last year, I should have completed:

✔ Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment

✔ Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment

If I’m in grade 12 …

I should have already completed:

✔ Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment

This year, I will complete:

✔ Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment

 

I do not have to complete the:

X Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment

 

Graduation Numeracy Assessment 10 Information

Students are required to write the Graduation Numeracy Assessment in their grade 10 year, as a graduation requirement. The assessment is based on math concepts learned in multiple subjects from K-10 with an emphasis on K-9.

The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment is delivered online in three sections:

  1. Common section

Students answer 24 questions centred on four different tasks (situations) completed online

  1. Student-choice section

Students choose two of four available questions and complete two written-response questions on paper. These questions are based on tasks the student will have completed earlier in the common section. Students present detailed solutions to a problem using all the numeracy processes and support their thinking with explanations and assumptions.

  1. Self-reflection section

These questions ask students to reflect on their experience after they have completed the previous sections. The process of reflection is part of their learning.

Questions are not scored.

The NME 10 is graded using a rubric and a proficiency score (out of 4) will appear on the student’s transcript.

More information and sample assessments (both online and print versions) are available on the BC Ministry of Education website: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/grade-10-numeracy-assessment

Graduation Literacy Assessment 10 and 12 Information

The Graduation Literacy Assessments are based on learning across various subject areas. The assessments are electronic and consist of selected response and written questions focused on analyzing texts, communicating understanding and marking personal connections.

The Graduation Literacy Assessment 10 contains three parts:

  1. Part A

Students read several different types of texts, e.g. blogs, infographics, newspaper or magazine articles, social media feeds, and stories. Students demonstrate that they can analyze and make meaning from the texts by answering a series of selected-response questions. They then provide written responses to communicate their understanding.

  1. Part B

Students choose one of two options. After choosing one option, students read a new set of texts. Students demonstrate that they can analyze and make meaning of the texts by answering selected-response questions. They then provide written responses to communicate personal connections.

  1. Self-reflection Preview (opens in a new window)

These questions ask students to reflect on their experience with the assessment. This component is not marked.

The Graduation Literacy Assessment 10 is graded using a rubric; however, students’ final transcripts will show ‘requirements met’ rather than the proficiency score. Students will receive additional information on their assessment results on the Student Transcripts Service.

The Graduation Literacy Assessment 12 contains 2 parts – Part A: multiple readings, selected responses, and a required written response; and Part B: multiple readings, selected responses, and a student choice of written response form. The Graduation Literacy Assessment 12 is graded using a rubric and a proficiency score (out of 4) will appear on the student’s transcript.

More information about the literacy assessments can be found on the Ministry of Education websites:

Graduation Literacy Assessment 10 information and sample assessments (both online and print versions): https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/literacy-assessment/grade-10-literacy-assessment

Graduation Literacy Assessment 12 – more information will be posted during the 2020/2021 school year: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/literacy-assessment/grade-12-literacy-assessment