Grad Assessments

Graduation Assessments

The BC Graduation Program includes provincial assessments in the areas of Numeracy and Literacy. These assessments are prepared by the BC Ministry of Education and must be written by all students as a part of their graduation requirements. As these assessments are being phased in over time, the assessments required for graduation will vary slightly depending on students' current grade level. A breakdown of the assessments that are required for all students in grades 10-12 is included at the bottom of this post.

This year, graduation assessments will be written at McRoberts Secondary School on the following dates:

  • Graduation French as a Second Language Literacy Assessment 12 (LTF 12) for all grade 12 FI students on January 19-20, 2022 (Oral Component) and January 25, 2022 (Written Component)
  • Graduation Literacy Assessment 10 (GLA 10) for all grade 10 students on January 26, 2022
  • Graduation Literacy Assessment 12 (GLA 12) for some grade 12 students on January 27, 2022 (optional session with limited spaces), and all grade 12 students on April 27-28, 2022.  
  • Graduation Numeracy Assessment 10 (GNA 10) for all grade 10 students on June 15-16, 2022. 
  • Make up sessions for any graduation assessments on June 14, 2022. 

 

Grade 12 students who would like to write the GLA 12 in January must register by clicking here before 3 pm on December 6, 2021.  Spaces are limited to the first 60 students.

In order for our students to complete these important assessments, their school day will look different on their assessment dates. This schedule for these days is included below. Prior to each of these dates, students will have the opportunity to learn about the format of the assessments as well as strategies for understanding the information presented and answering the questions asked. Further details of this preparation are included below.

Here are some important things to know about these assessments:

  • The GLA 10, GNA 10, LTF 12 (FI Students only), and GLA 12 are requirements for graduation.
  • Students are assessed on a four-point proficiency scale: Emerging, Developing, Proficient and Extending
  • There is no “pass” or “fail” – students must write the assessments in order to meet the BC graduation requirements. Students will have a chance to rewrite these assessments on future dates to be determined by the Ministry of Education.
  • Assessment results are not blended with any subject as was the case with past provincial examinations. The results stand alone on the student’s transcript.

GRADUATION FRENCH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE LITERACY ASSESSMENT 12 (LTF 12) – January 2022

All current grade 12 students in French Immersion will be writing their French Literacy Assessment over 2 days. The oral component will take place on January 19 and 20, and the written component will take place on January 25.  These assessments will be completed according to the schedule below. Students will be assigned a 30-minute timeslot.  Specific locations for students to write will be posted around the school. 

Wednesday, January 19 and Thursday, January 20, 2022

Start

End

LTF 12 ASSESSMENT - Oral Component
Select students will report to assigned rooms to complete the

30-minute oral assessment during their FRAL 12 class.

10:20 am

12:15 pm

LTF 12 ASSESSMENT - Oral Component
Select students will report to assigned rooms to complete the

30-minute oral assessment during their FRAL 12 class.

1:05 am

3:00 pm

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Start

End

LTF 12 ASSESSMENT - Written Component
Students will report to Block A classes for attendance

before heading to the assigned rooms to write the assessment

9:00 am

12:00 pm

BLOCK C
As students finish their assessments, they are asked to
return to their in-progress Block C class.
By 12:00pm, all students will have returned to their classes.

12:00 pm

12:50 pm

LUNCH

BLOCK D

1:05 pm

3:00 pm

 

GRADUATION LITERACY ASSESSMENT 10 (GLA 10) - January 26, 2022

All current grade 10 students will be writing their Literacy Assessment on Wednesday, January 26. Any grade 11 or 12 students who have not previously written this assessment will also be asked to write on this day. These assessments will be completed according to the schedule below and will replace PLT and a portion of the Block A class that students would normally attend at the time of the assessment. Students will be assigned to write the assessment in the morning session OR afternoon session.  Specific locations for students to write will be posted around the school. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Start

End

GLA 10 ASSESSMENT – Morning Session
All other students will attend PLT (8:30 - 10:10) and
Block A (10:20 - 12:15) as usual

8:30 am

11:30 am

BLOCK A
As students finish their assessments, they are asked to
return to their in-progress Block A class.
By 11:30, all students will have returned to their classes.

11:30 am

12:15 pm

LUNCH

GLA 10 ASSESSMENT – Afternoon Session

BLOCK B

As students finish their assessments, they are asked to
return to their in-progress Block B class before 3:00 pm.
By 4:00, all students will have completed the assessment.

1:00 pm

4:00 pm

 

GRADUATION LITERACY ASSESSMENT 12 (GLA 12)- January 27, 2022

Some grade 12 students may choose to write their Literacy Assessment on Thursday, January 27. There are limited spaces and only students who sign-up will be able to attend this sitting.  All other grade 12 students will be registered to write the GLA 12 during our April session.  These assessments will be completed according to the schedule below and will replace PLT and a portion of the Block C class that students would normally attend at the time of the assessment. Students will be assigned to write the assessment in the morning session OR afternoon session.  Specific locations for students to write will be posted around the school. 

To register for the GLA 12 in January, you must sign-up by clicking here before 3 pm on December 6, 2021. Mr Li will contact you afterwards to confirm your registration.  

Wednesday, January 27, 2022

Start

End

GLA 12 ASSESSMENT – Morning Session
All other students will attend PLT (8:30 - 10:10) and
Block C (10:20 - 12:15) as usual

8:30 am

11:30 am

BLOCK C
As students finish their assessments, they are asked to
return to their in-progress Block C class.
By 11:30, all students will have returned to their classes.

11:30 am

12:15 pm

LUNCH

GLA 12 ASSESSMENT – Afternoon Session

BLOCK D

As students finish their assessments, they are asked to
return to their in-progress Block D class before 3:00 pm.
By 4:00, all students will have completed the assessment.

1:00 pm

4:00 pm

 

 


WHAT IS McRoberts DOING TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE GLA 10? 

As the content of the assessment is drawn from multiple subject areas, our approach includes having different subject area teachers prepare students. The preparation is divided into two parts:

  • Literacy skills have been embedded throughout the curriculum in all subject areas on an ongoing basis.
  • During PLT on January 13, 2022, McRoberts Administration will offer a session to review the structure of the assessment. The presentation will include visual images of login screen, the assessment structures, reference pages, etc. Information will also be given in terms of strategies to prepare for the assessment. A copy of the PowerPoint used for this presentation will be added to this page following the presentation.

HOW SHOULD STUDENTS PREPARE?

To find out more, including a sample Assessments, students can visit: 

Literacy 10 Assessment Website

Literacy 12 Assessment Website

French as a Secondary Language Literacy 12 Assessment Website

Numeracy 10 Assessment Website

Practice Assessments

We strongly encourage our students to visit the websites listed above to watch the associated videos and take the sample assessment. 


 

REQUIRED GRADUATION ASSESSMENTS BY CURRENT GRADE LEVEL

 

Grade             

   Provincial Assessments Required for Graduation

10 - 12    

  • Grade 10 Literacy Assessment
  • Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment
  • Grade 12 Literacy Assessment
  • Grade 12 FSL Literacy Assessment (FI Students)