Provincial 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 Literacy Assessment 10 (GLA 10) for all grade 10 students (November 1-2, 2023)
  • Graduation Literacy Assessment 12 (GLA 12) for all grade 12 students (January 24-25, 2024)
  • Graduation French Literacy Assessment 12 ( LTF 12) for all grade 12 FI students (Jan 25, 2024 & June 10, 2024)
  • Graduation Numeracy Assessment 10 (GNA 10) for all grade 10 students (April 17-18, 2024)
  • Make-up sessions (June12, 2024)

In order for our students to complete these required assessments, their school day will look different on their assessment dates. This schedule for these days is included below. Before each of these dates, students will have the opportunity to learn about the format of the assessments and 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.

 

Schedule for students by last name TBA

   
   
   
 

WHAT IS MCROBERTS DOING TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE GRAD ASSESSMENTS? 

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 and numeracy skills have been embedded throughout the curriculum in all subject areas on an ongoing basis.
  • A presentation video will be sent to all students and families before the assessment.  This 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. 

HOW SHOULD STUDENTS PREPARE?

To find out more, including 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