Provincial Graduation Assessments

Assessment SystemsThe BC Graduation Program includes provincial assessments 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 Literacy Assessment 10 (GLA 10) for all grade 10 students on November 2, 2022
  • Graduation Numeracy Assessment 10 (GNA 10) for all grade 10 students on April 26, 2023
  • Graduation Literacy Assessment 12 (GNA 12) for all grade 12 students on April 27, 2023

 

In order for our students to complete these important assessments, their school day will look different on their assessment dates. The 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:

  • All three assessments 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 LITERACY ASSESSMENT 10 - NOVEMBER 2, 2022                                   

GRADUATION NUMERACY ASSESSMENT 10 - APRIL 26, 2023

GRADUATION LITERACY ASSESSMENT 12 - APRIL 27, 2023

All current grade 10 students will be writing their Literacy Assessment on Wednesday, November 2nd. 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 Period 1/2 class. Specific locations for students to write will be posted around the school. 

ASSESSMENT DAY SCHEDULE

Start

End

GLA/GNA Exam
All other students will attend PLT (8:30am - 9:45am).

8:30 am

9:45 am

Period 1
As students finish their assessments, they are asked to return to their in-progress class.

9:50 am

10:50 am

Period 2
As students finish their assessments, they are asked to return to their in-progress class.

By 11:30am, all students will have returned to their classes.

10:55 am

11:55 am

BREAK

Period 3

12:10 pm

1:10 pm

LUNCH

Period 4

1:55 pm

2:55 pm

 

WHAT IS CAMBIE DOING TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE ASSESSMENTS? 

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

  • Numeracy and Literacy skills have been embedded throughout the curriculum in all subject areas on an ongoing basis.
  • During a PLT session prior to the assessments, Cambie Administration will offer a session to review the structure of the assessment. The presentation will include visual images of the login screen, the assessment structures, reference pages, etc. Information will also be given in terms of strategies to prepare for the assessment.

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

Grade

Provincial Assessments
Required for Graduation

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