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Provincial Graduation Assessments update

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Three Provincial Graduation Assessments, aligned with the curriculum, in literacy and numeracy, are required for graduation.

The Graduation Numeracy Assessment (GNA) has been in place since January 2018. The Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment (Grade 10 GLA) is available as of November 2019 and the Grade 12 Graduation Literacy Assessment (Grade 12 GLA) will be introduced in the 2020/21 school year.

  • The following policies are associated with the new 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 GNA in their Grade 10 year.
    • Students are expected to take a GLA in their Grade 10 and in their Grade 12 year.
    • Students must complete each assessment 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.

    Further information on this year's new Grade 10 GLA can be found on the Ministry's website.

    Here is a September 2019 update on the Implementation Schedule for Provincial Graduation Assessments for students in Grades 9 - 12:

    If I'm currently in Grade 9…

    • In 2019/20 (Grade 9) – No provincial assessment

    • In 2020/21 (Grade 10) – Grade 10 GNA and Grade 10 GLA

    • In 2021/22 (Grade 11) – No provincial assessment

    • In 2022/23 (Grade 12) – Grade 12 GLA

    If I'm currently in Grade 10…

    • In 2019/20 (Grade 10) – Grade 10 GNA and Grade 10 GLA

    • In 2020/21 (Grade 11) – No provincial assessment

    • In 2021/22 (Grade 12) – Grade 12 GLA

    If I'm currently in Grade 11…

    • In 2019/20 (Grade 11) – No requirement to complete the Grade 10 GLA. Grade 10 GNA (if not already written).*

    • In 2020/21 (Grade 12) – Grade 12 GLA

    If I'm currently in Grade 12…

    • In 2019/20 (Grade 12) – No requirement to complete the Grade 10

    GLA. No Grade 12 provincial assessment.

    Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment (if not already written).*

    *A student who does not complete a provincial assessment in the expected grade (e.g., the Grade 10 GNA is not completed in Grade 10) is still required to complete the assessment for graduation.


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