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 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 literacy assessment is 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.

  • April 2017: Draft Assessment Specifications
    The Graduation Numeracy Assessment: Draft Design Specifications (PDF) describe the draft specifications for the graduation numeracy assessment and how numeracy will be measured.
  • April 2017: Field testing in sample of schools
  • August 2017: Sample Assessment
  • August 2017: Final Assessment Specifications and Numeracy Administration Guide 
    The Graduation Numeracy Assessment: Design Specifications will describe the final specifications for the graduation numeracy assessment and how numeracy will be measured. The Numeracy Administration Guide will provide information about key procedures for administering the numeracy assessment.
  • January 2018: First administration
    The assessment schedule for the 2017/18 school year (PDF) is now avaliable. 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