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Numeracy and Literacy Assessment

BC “provincial exams” are not “provincial exams”?

The BC provincial Exam coming back again? No,this time, "provincial exams" is a new look

to meet with classmates. Since 2018, the "provincial examination" is no longer called the "provincial examination" is "Assessment." Then, from the previous five provincial exams: English 10; Math 10; Science 10; Social Studies 11; English 12. The 2021-2022 school year has changed to three Assessments: Numeracy Assessment 10, Literacy Assessment 10, Literacy Assessment 12.

What will happen to the grading standards and university requirements?

Except for the name, the difference in several subjects. The previous "provincial exams" were calculated based on percentages and later combined with the final scores of the related subjects and directly affected the total score. Especially for grade 12 English, provincial test scores account for 40% of the total score, significantly impacting university applications. After this reform, the Assessment scores are divided into grades, no longer combined with the usual scores.

Exam rules and distribution:

  • Numeracy Assessment 10:

  • Literacy Assessment 10:

  • Literacy Assessment 12:

Exam time release:

  • Nov 1st, 2021- Nov 5th, 2021

  • Jan 24th, 2022- Jan 28th, 2022

  • Apr 25th, 2022- Apr 29th, 2022

  • Jun 13th, 2022- Jun 17th, 2022

1. All assessments are designed to be completed within two hours. Students are permitted up to 60 additional minutes if required.

2. Unless otherwise noted on the schedule, assessments are open 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (local school time) and schools can set their own start and end times. )

All high school students graduating from BC must pass the above three tests. Especially in the 12th grade English test, although you can graduate with an elementary level or above score, you still have to work hard to get a higher level as much as possible for college applications. Students who want to apply for UBC, following the reform of the "provincial exam," UBC University has also made corresponding changes to the applicable standards. Applicants must be satisfied to obtain the third level or above in the test level.

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