Graduation Assessments

As part of graduation requirements, students will complete two provincial assessments focused on literacy and numeracy. The emphasis in these new assessments will be on demonstration and application of literacy and numeracy skills in relevant, real-life scenarios.

The Graduation Assessments are still under development. The new provincial numeracy assessment will be introduced in the 2017/18 school year. The new provincial literacy assessment will be introduced in the 2018/19 school year.

Until the graduation assessments are implemented, the Language Arts 12 examinations remain in place.

Numeracy Assessment Information

The Ministry will provide educators with information that will support their knowledge and understanding of the new assessment prior to implementation in the 2017/18 school year. The following is the planned schedule of support documents and the numeracy implementation schedule:

April 2017: Draft Assessment Specifications
The Graduation Numeracy Assessment: Draft Design Specifications (PDF) describes the draft specifications for the graduation numeracy assessment and how numeracy will be measured.

April 2017: Field testing in sample of schools
Field testing of the numeracy assessment will occur in a sample of schools.

July 2017: Final Assessment Specifications and Numeracy Administration Guide
The Graduation Numeracy Assessment: Design Specifications describes the specifications for the graduation numeracy assessment and how numeracy will be measured. The Numeracy Administration Guide provides information about key procedures for administering the numeracy assessment.

July 2017: Sample Assessment
The Sample Assessment will be posted online in July.

January 2018: First Administration
The first administration of the new numeracy assessment will be administered in January 2018.

The assessment schedule for the 2017/18 school year is available online. Please note the graduation numeracy assessment has a required electronic component in addition to two questions for response on paper.

Literacy Assessment Information

Information regarding the new literacy assessment is coming soon.

Supporting Information