Graduation Numeracy Assessment (GNA)

The Ministry of Education has announced that there are two new provincial assessments that all students will be required to write – the GRADUATION NUMERACY ASSESSMENT (GNA) and the GRADUATION LITERACY ASSESSEMENT (GLA). RHS students in Grade 10 and Grade 11 will write the GNA exam this June 2018, and this was explained to all of our Grades 10 and 11 students at grade assemblies we held on January 30.

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 new Numeracy Assessment is not a typical “math test” and 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, please explore the link below:

https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/provincial-assessment/graduation/numeracy

To try a practice Graduation Numeracy Assessment, follow the instructions below on this link:

https://www.awinfosys.com/eassessment/eexams_sample.htm