Graduation Numeracy Assessment (For Grade 10 Students) - Nov 3, 2021

The BC Graduation Program includes provincial assesments in the areas of Numeracy and Literacy. These assessments are prepared by the BC Ministry of Education and must be written by all students as a part of their graduation requirements. As these assessments are being phased in over time, the assessments required for graduation will vary slightly depending on students' current grade level. A breakdown of the assessments that are required for all students in grades 10-12 is included at the bottom of this post.

This year, graduation assessments will be written at Cambie Secondary School on the following dates:

  • Graduation Numeracy Assessment 10 (GNA 10) for all grade 10 students on November 3, 2021
  • Graduation Literacy Assessment 10 (GLA 10) for all grade 10 students on April 27, 2022
  • Graduation Literacy Assessment 12 (GNA 12) for all grade 12 students on June 15, 2022

 

In order for our students to complete these important assessments, their school day will look different on their assessment dates. This schedule for these days is included below. Prior to each of these dates, students will have the opportunity to learn about the format of the assessments as well as strategies for understanding the information presented and answering the questions asked. Further details of this preparation are included below.

Here are some important things to know about these assessments:

  • The GLA 10, GNA 10, and GLA 12 are requirements for graduation.
  • Students are assessed on a four point proficiency scale: Emerging, Developing, Proficient and Extending
  • There is no “pass” or “fail” – students must write the assessments in order to meet the BC graduation requirements. Students will have a chance to rewrite these assessments on future dates to be determined by the Ministry of Education.
  • Assessment results are not blended with any subject as was the case with past provincial examinations. The results stand alone on the student’s transcript.

GRADUATION NUMERACY ASSESSMENT - NOVEMBER 3rd, 2021

All current grade 10 students will be writing their Numeracy Assessement on Wednesday, November 3rd. Any grade 11 or 12 students who have not previously written this assessment will also be asked to write on this day. These assessments will be completed according to the schedule below and will replace PLT and a portion of the Block A class that students would normally attend at the time of the assessment. Specific locations for students to write will be posted around the school. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Start End
GNA ASSESSMENT
All other students will attend PLT (8:30 - 10:10) and
Block A (10:20 - 12:15) as usual
8:30 am 11:30 am
BLOCK A
As students finish their assessments, they are asked to
return to their in-progress Block A class.
By 11:30, all students will have returned to their classes.
11:30 am 12:15 pm
LUNCH
BLOCK B 1:05 pm 3:00 pm

 


WHAT IS CAMBIE DOING TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE GNA 10? 

As the content of the assessment is drawn from multiple subject areas, our approach includes having different subject area teachers prepare students. The preparation is divided into two part:

  • Numeracy skills have been embedded throughout the curriculum in all subject areas on an ongoing basis.
  • During PLT on October 21st, 2021, Cambie Administration will offer a session to review the structure of the assessment. The presentation will include visual images of login screen, the assessment structures, reference pages, etc. Information will also be given in terms of strategies to prepare for the assessment. A copy of the PowerPoint used for this presentation will be added to this page following the presentation.

HOW SHOULD STUDENTS PREPARE?

To find out more, including a sample Assessments, students can visit: 

Literacy 10 Assessment Website

Literacy 12 Assessment Website

Numeracy 10 Assessment Website

Practice Assessments

We strongly encourage our students to visit the websites listed above to watch the associated videos and take the sample assessment. 


REQUIRED GRADUATION ASSESSMENTS BY CURRENT GRADE LEVEL

Grade

Provincial Assessments
Required for Graduation

10 - 12
  • Grade 10 Literacy Assessment
  • Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment
  • Grade 12 Literacy Assessment