The GRADUATION NUMERACY ASSESSMENT (GNA) will be held at Richmond Secondary School on January 21-22-23 at 8:15AM sharp. All current Grade 10s are registered to write the GNA exam on these three days, as well as some Grades 11 and 12 students who registered in advance with Mr. Blair. On our January Grad Assessment Days, we will follow an alternate bell schedule:
On January 21-22-23, the GNA will begin at 8:15am - writers must check their date and time on the posted schedules and arrive to school by 8:00am on the day they write the assessment.
On January 21-22-23, all Grade 8 students will report to the Multipurpose Room at 8:30am.
From 8:30am to 11:15am on these 3 days, all Grades 9 to 12 students (not writing the GNA) have the option of going to see any of their teachers for help or to work on self-directed learning of their choice. Teachers will be available to help students during this time, but students may work on the homework, projects, assignments or studying of their choosing. Students must be in a learning space during this time. Students will not be allowed to leave the school, wander the halls and hang-out in the school to socialize. Students can also choose to stay home until first class begins at 11:20 am.
* * GNA REMINDERS * *
Numeracy is the willingness and perseverance to interpret and apply mathematical understanding to solve problems in contextualized situations, and to analyze and communicate these solutions in ways relevant to the given context.
The Graduation Numeracy Assessment is not a typical “math test”. It will include 24 common questions and a student choice section (answer 2 of 4). The questions will be context placed problems that students will read, think about and present a solution. The GNA measures 5 numeracy processes, including students’ abilities to INTERPRET, APPLY, SOLVE, ANALYZE and COMMUNICATE solutions. The GNA be not be attached to any course, but reported separately on each student’s official Transcript using a 4-point scale –
1. Emerging 2. Developing 3. Proficient 4. Extending
Students can score a 0 for not attempting to answer questions and must score at least 1 to graduate. If desired, students will be allowed to rewrite the GNA two times over their high school years (3 total attempts).
For more information and to try a practice GNA, please explore the link below: