Provincial Graduation Assessments
The Grade 10 Numeracy Assessment is delivered online in three sections:
- Common section
- Students answer 24 questions centred on four different tasks (situations) completed online
- Questions are scored by a computer.
- Student-choice section
- Students choose two of four available questions and complete two written-response questions on paper. These questions are based on tasks the student will have completed earlier in the common section. Students present detailed solutions to a problem using all the numeracy processes and support their thinking with explanations and assumptions.
- Questions are marked by B.C. educators using a rubric.
- Self-reflection section
- These questions ask students to reflect on their experience after they have completed the previous sections. The process of reflection is part of their learning.
- Questions are not scored.
The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment is a provincial assessment that assesses student proficiency in literacy. It is a graduation requirement and students take the assessment in their Grade 10 year.
The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment assesses student ability to use critical thinking and analysis to make meaning from a diverse array of texts. It also assesses the ability of students to communicate their ideas. The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment is not based on a particular course, but on learning across multiple subjects, from kindergarten to Grade 10.
The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment is delivered online in three parts.
1. Part A
- Students read several different types of texts, e.g. blogs, infographics, newspaper or magazine articles, social media feeds, and stories. Students demonstrate that they can analyze and make meaning from the texts by answering a series of selected-response questions. They then provide written responses to communicate their understanding.
2. Part B
- Students choose one of two options. After choosing one option, students read a new set of texts. Students demonstrate that they can analyze and make meaning of the texts by answering selected-response questions. They then provide written responses to communicate personal connections.
- These questions ask students to reflect on their experience with the assessment. This component is not marked.