The Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment

What is GLA 10?

The Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment (GLA 10) assesses students' ability to use critical thinking and analysis to make meaning from a diverse array of texts. It also assesses the ability of students to communicate their ideas. GLA 10 is not based on a particular course but on learning across multiple subjects, from kindergarten to Grade 10.


GLA 10 is delivered online and has three parts.

  • Part A (all students complete this part): Students will read several different types of texts (e.g. blogs, infographics, newspaper or magazine articles, social media feeds, and stories). Students will demonstrate that they can analyze and make meaning from the texts by answering a series of selected-response questions. They will then provide written responses to communicate their understanding.
  • Part B (students choose one of two options): After choosing one option, students will read a new set of texts. Again, they will demonstrate that they can analyze and make meaning of the texts by answering selected-response questions. They will then provide written responses to communicate personal connections.
  • Self-reflection component: These questions ask students to reflect on their experience with the assessment. This component is not marked.

Video Series

The following video series will help students understand the structure of the assessment and the types of responses expected. The videos are intended to be watched before taking the assessment.

Introduction and Essential Question

Question Types

Part A

Part B

GLA 10 Sample

The best way to learn about the GLA 10 is to work through the online sample and review the scoring guide, student exemplars, and specifications below.

GLA 10 Design Specifications

Additional Resources

More resources will be posted as they become available.