Γ‰cole Handsworth Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Provincial Assessments
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​PROVINCIAL ASSESSMENT INFORMATION 2021-2022


The BC Graduation Program requires all grade 10-12 students to write the following Graduation Assessments:

These 3 assessments are mandatory for graduation for students on the Dogwood Program.​


French Immersion Students on the Dual Dogwood program will write an additional Grade 12 Literacy Assessment in French in 2022-23. Please note, that French Immersion students graduating in June 2022 are not required to write this additional assessment. This is a recent change made after the January 2022 administration was cancelled. Please see the parent letter below.

What assessments students need to write.pdf​​

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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 course curricula, 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 of Education).

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.
    • Students are expected to take the Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment in their Grade 12 year.
    • Students on the Dogwood Program must complete all 3 assessments (Literacy 10, Numeracy 10, Literacy 12) for graduation.
    • Students on the Dual Dogwood Program must complete all 4 assessments (Literacy 10, Numeracy 10, Literacy 12 -English and French Immersion) for graduation.
    • Students have up to three opportunities to write the assessments: an initial write (required) and up to two rewrites (optional).
    • Assessments are scored on a proficiency scale.
    • The student's best outcome for each of the Provincial Graduation Assessments will be recorded on their final transcript (BC Ministry of Education).


HANDSWORTH PROVINCIAL ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE 2021-22


​Please continue to review the school calendar and this page for specific information (time, location, etc.) with regards to assessment closer to the time when they are being administered.

​November 1 - 2, 2021
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Monday, November 1, 2021@ 8:30 - Literacy 10 - only for Grade 11 and 12 students who have not written

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 @8:30 - Numeracy 10 - only for Grade 11 and 12 students who have not written


​January 24 - 28, 2022- Session Cancelled due to ongoing challenges with the pandemic
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Literacy 10 - (postponed to April and June 2022)​
Literacy 12 (French Immersion) - cancelled for 2021-22

​April 25 - 29, 2022
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Literacy 12 (English) - All Grade 12 Students
Including any Grade 11 & 12 students missing Literacy 10 and Numeracy 10 assessments for graduation

Literacy 12 Assessment Schedule - April 2022.pdf
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​June 13 - 17, 2022

Numeracy 10 - All Grade 10 Students
​​New!     Literacy 10 - All Grade 10 Students
 Any Grade 12 who are missing any assessments for graduation
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Lit and Num Assessment 10 revised May 20, 2022.png​​​

Literacy 10 and Numeracy 10 Assessment Schedule - June 2022(3).pdf


IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS FOR THE DAY OF YOUR ASSESSMENT:

On the assigned assessment day, students are asked to make their way to the assessment location at least 20 minutes before start time. Sessions are scheduled to start at either 8:30 am or 12:30 pm. The exams are two hours long with up to an extra hour if needed. Details of the session and venue can be found on the notice board outside the main office. Ensure that you are familiar with the calculator policy and have the correct calculator. If in doubt, check with math teachers in our building.

  • ​​Bring your School photo ID Card
  • Know in advance which room you will be in and which time (8:30 or 12:30).
  • Aim to be outside the room 20 minutes before the exam starts.
  • Exam will start promptly. No extra time for students who ar​e late.
  • Once the exam starts you will need to remain in the exam room until 10 am or 2 pm.
  • Bring a pen, pencil, water, and if needed an exam approved calculator (check the calculator policy).
  • No cell phones in exam rooms.
  • Cell phones, backpacks, pencil containers, rough paper, and other un​​necessary items are not permitted in the exam room!
  • Have your mask on, safe distance and wait quietly outside of exam room.
  • When entering, place all backpacks in a corner and sanitize your hands before sitting down to a preassigned computer.


OTHER USEFUL MINISTRY LINKS:

Ministry of Education - Assessment

​BC Graduation Requirements

Ministry E-mail:  EDUC.GradStandards@gov.bc.ca


INSTRUCTIONS ON ACCESSING ASSESSMENT RESULTS:

The Ministry of Education provides online access to student data through its student secure website . Students must create an account which requires their Personal Education Number (PEN) which can be found on their report card.

Instructions on accessing exam results.pdf




 

 

 

 
 

 

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