Provincial Graduation Assessments
Students graduating under the 2018 Graduation Program are now required to write two provincial assessments in grade 10: a Graduation Literacy Assessment and a Graduation Numeracy Assessment. Starting in the 2020-21 school year, students in grade 12 will write another Graduation Literacy Assessment.
In Summary, students will complete three provincial assessments:
- Graduation Numeracy Assessment – Grade 10 (graduation requirement)
- Graduation Literacy Assessment – Grade 10 (graduation requirement starting in 2019/20)
- Graduation Literacy Assessment – Grade 12 (graduation requirement starting in 2020/21)
Given that the graduation assessments are being phased in, students should refer to the information section below for their respective grade to determine which assessments they will be required to write.
Provincial Exams (English 12 and Communications 12)
Provincial exams have been replaced with graduation assessments; however, students who started English 12 or Communications 12 courses with EBUS before June 30, 2019 will be required to write the corresponding provincial exam.
The English 12 and Communication 12 provincial exams will remain open until June 2020 for students who started English 12 or Communications 12 with EBUS before June 30, 2019. Students who started English Studies 12 after June 30, 2019 are not required to write the provincial exam.
Graduation Numeracy Assessment & Graduation Literacy Assessment Information
Students are now required to write the Graduation Numeracy Assessment and a Graduation Literacy Assessment in their grade 10 year, as a graduation requirement. The GNA is based on math concepts learned in multiple subjects from K-10 with an emphasis on K-9. The exam is electronic and is comprised of 24 online questions, two written response questions and a self-reflection. The GNA is graded using a rubric and a proficiency score (out of 4) will appear on the student’s transcript.
The GLA 10 is based on learning across various subject areas, from K-10. The GLA is electronic and is comprised on selected response and written questions focused on analyzing texts, communicating understanding and marking personal connections. The assessment contains 3 parts: a required component, a choice component and a self-reflection. The GLA is graded using a rubric; however, students’ final transcripts will show ‘requirements met’ rather than the proficiency score.
Students have up to three opportunities to write the assessments: an initial attempt (required) and up to two rewrites (optional). The best outcome for each assessment will be reported on the final transcript.
More information about the assessment can be found on the Ministry of Education website:
- GNA 10: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/numeracy-assessment
- GLA 10: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/assessment/literacy-assessment/gla-10
EBUS Academy will arrange the GNA 10 and GLA 10 exams for full-time EBUS students in January and June. Cross-enrolled students must arrange to write these assessments through their home school.
Full-time students must submit their request to register for the provincial exam using the following link: www.ebusgradassessment.weebly.com
Provincial Exam (English 12/ Communications 12) Information
Provincial exams for English 12 and Communications 12 will be offered for one more year, in the 2019-20 school year. EBUS organizes TWO main sessions – January and June. The dates and times for these exams are set by the Ministry of Education. The Communications 12 and English 12 provincial exam is worth 40% of the final grade, so it is important to study and be prepared for the exam. For the course to be completed and appear on the transcript, students must complete the course work at EBUS and write the provincial exam. The average of these two marks needs to be 50% or greater.
***Only students who started English 12 or Communications 12 courses with EBUS before June 30, 2019 will be required to write the corresponding provincial exam. ***
EBUS Academy will arrange the provincial exam for English 12 or Communications 12 for students who have taken the course with EBUS.
Students must submit their request to register for the provincial exam using the following link: http://ebusprovincialexam.weebly.com/
❱ Grade 12 - Graduation Assessment / Provincial Exams
❱ Grade 11 - Graduation Assessment
❱ Grade 10 - Graduation Assessment