The purpose of
these assessments is to measure the extent to which students
are literate and numerate and to provide students with information about
their proficiency. Overall, the new provincial
graduation assessments require students to apply their numeracy
and literacy skills in realistic contexts. Rather than assess specific
the graduation assessments measure the application of numeracy and
literacy skills to realistic situations, requiring students to employ
the knowledge and skills considered to be essential for future success.
The graduation assessments look at students' ability to apply their
knowledge and skills and to analyze, reason, and communicate effectively
as they examine, interpret, and solve problems. Graduation assessments
also emphasize the importance of the context in which students should be
able to use their skills (e.g., home, employment, society) (BC Ministry
The following policies are associated with the new Graduation Assessments:
- Assessments are required for graduation.
- Assessments are cross-curricular and stand-alone (not tied to a specific course).
- Students are expected to take the Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment in their Grade 10 year.
- Students are expected to take the Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment in their Grade 10 year.
are expected to take the Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment in
their Grade 12 year.
on the Dogwood Program must complete all 3 assessments (Literacy 10, Numeracy 10, Literacy 12)
on the Dual Dogwood Program must complete all 4 assessments (Literacy
10, Numeracy 10, Literacy 12 -English and French Immersion)
- Students have up to three opportunities to write the
assessments: an initial write (required) and up to two rewrites
- Assessments are scored on a proficiency scale.
student's best outcome for each of the Provincial Graduation
Assessments will be recorded on their final transcript (BC Ministry of