Provincial Assessment Information 2021-2022

Provincial Assessment Information

2021/2022 Grade 10 Numeracy and Literacy Assessments

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

These assessments are mandatory for graduation. Therefore, students will write their Numeracy 10 and Literacy 10 and 12 Assessments this year at Burnaby Mountain as listed below:

 

PROVINCIAL GRADUATION ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE 2021-2022

November 1 – 5, 2021

Numeracy 10 Assessment – All Grade 10 students enrolled in a Math course in Semester 1

Numeracy 10 Assessment – Any Grade 11s or 12s who have not yet written the assessment

NME Assessment (November 2021)

January 24 – 28, 2022

Literacy 10 – All Grade 10 Students

Literacy 10 – Any Grade 11s 12s who have not yet written the assessment

Literacy 12 – All Grade 12 Students

April 26 – 29, 2022

Numeracy 10 – All Grade 10 students enrolled in a Math course in Semester 2

Numeracy 10 Assessment – Any Grade 11s or 12s who have not yet written the assessment

Literacy 12 – Any Grade 12s who have not yet written the assessment

June 13 – 17, 2022

 Numeracy 10/Literacy 10/Literacy 12 – Re-writes and any Grade 10-12 who have not yet written the assessments

What is the purpose of the Provincial Assessments?

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. This has been postponed to 2021/22.
  • Students must complete all 3 assessments (Literacy 10, Numeracy 10, Literacy 12) 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).

What do I need to know for Assessment day?

Students must aim to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of their scheduled exam session. There is no extra time if students are late. The 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.

Student Instructions for prepping for exam day.pdf

bc-calculator-policy.pdf

What do the Assessments Entail?

Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment

Numeracy Assessment Q and A.pdf

For more details of the format of Numeracy 10 Assessment visit: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/grade-10-numeracy-assessment

To try an online sample of the assessment visit: https://www.awinfosys.com/eassessment/eexams_sample.htm

To try print samples of the assessment:

Grad_Numeracy_Sample_Assessment.pdf

Graduation_Numeracy_Assessment_Key.pdf

Grad_Numeracy_Sample_Assessment_B.pdf

Graduation_Numeracy_Assessment_Key_B.pdf

Grade 10 Literacy Assessment

Grade 10 Literacy Assessment Parent Letter March 8, 2021

Literacy 10 Assessment- what to expect.pdf

Student Instructions for prepping for exam day.pdf

Literacy 10 Assessment Q and A.pdf

For more details of the format of Literacy 10 Assessment visit: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/literacy-assessment/grade-10-literacy-assessment

To try a sample Literacy 10 exam online visit: https://www.awinfosys.com/eassessment/eexams_sample.htm

Please continue to review the school calendar and this page for information (time, location, etc.) with regards to assessment times when they are being administered. The Examination Rules largely follow guidelines established by the Examination Branch of the Ministry of Education. They are in place at Burnaby Mountain to maintain the integrity of exam results and the validity of the exam process.​

The Ministry of Education provides online access to student data through its student secure website www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/student/welcome.jsp

Students must create an account which requires their Personal Education Number (PEN) which can be found on their report card.