Graduation Numeracy Assessment (GNA)

There are new provincial assessments that all students will be required to write as required components of graduation. The GRADUATION NUMERACY ASSESSMENT (GNA) and in the future, two versions of the GRADUATION LITERACY ASSESSEMENT (GLA) - one in Grade 10 and one in Grade 12. RHS students in Grade 10 and Grade 11 first wrote the GNA in June of 2018. Current Grade 10s will write the GNA exam this June 2019. Students currently in Grade 11 who need to write or re-write the GNA must register in the office with Mr. Blair.  This was explained to all of our Grades 10 and 11 students at grade assemblies we held on January 31.  The Graduation Literacy Assessment will not be in place until 2020-2021 for current Grade 10 students.

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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 and to try a practice GNA, please explore the link below:

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