Grade 10 Provincial Graduation Numeracy Assessment (GNA 10)

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About GNA 10

The Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment (GNA 10) is a provincial assessment that assesses student proficiency in numeracy. It is a graduation requirement that students will take in their Grade 10 year.

GNA 10 focuses on the application of mathematical concepts learned across multiple subjects from kindergarten to Grade 10.

GNA 10 requires students to solve problems by using five numeracy processes (different ways of thinking and working): interpret, apply, solve, analyze and communicate. The numeracy processes are described in the pre-assessment activities and in the specifications.

The assessment is delivered online and consists of following sections:

1. Common section: 24 questions, centred on four different tasks (situations) completed online by all students. Questions are scored by computer.

2. Student-choice section: Two written-response questions completed on paper based on tasks the student will have completed earlier in the common section. Students will present detailed solutions to a problem using all the numeracy processes and support their thinking with explanations and assumptions. Students will choose 2 of 4 available questions. Questions are marked by B.C. educators using a rubric.

3. Self-reflection section: These questions ask students to reflect on their experience after they have completed the previous sections. The process of reflection is part of their learning. Questions are not scored.

Pre-assessment Activities

The following pre-assessment activities have been developed to help students prepare for GNA 10.

The documents and videos below are based on a situation called "Giving out Bonuses", in which the student is a store manager and must decide how to distribute a monetary bonus to employees.


Sample Situation and Questions – Giving out Bonuses (PDF)

Answer key – Questions 1-4 - Giving out Bonuses (PDF)

Sample response – Question 5 - Student Choice - Giving out Bonuses (PDF)

Numeracy Processes Collaborative Learning Guide (PDF)

This guide provides suggestions on how students can work through problems and develop their numeracy proficiency using the five numeracy processes: interpret, apply, solve, analyze and communicate. It is based on the "Giving out Bonuses" situation task above. Students complete this activity on their own or with peers.

Video Series

These videos are based on the Giving out Bonuses situation. They explain how to use the five numeracy processes (ways of thinking and working) to solve questions in the Graduation Numeracy Assessment.














Sample GNA 10

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Print Version

Marking Guide and Student Exemplars (PDF)  (Nov 2017)


For Administrators

The Grade 10 Graduation Numeracy Assessment Administration guides for the current year are available through School Secure Web (SSW).

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