Graduation Assessment Days

The GRADUATION LITERACY ASSESSMENT 10 (GLA 10) will be held at Richmond Secondary School on October 31 and November 1.  All current Grade 10 students (and any grade 11-12 students who have not written the GLA 10) are registered to write the GLA 10 on these two days.  On our November Graduation Assessment Days we will follow an alternate bell schedule that will see an extended PLT block.  Here is the schedule:


8:15am – 11:15am

3 hours


8:30am – 9:50am

80 min


9:55am – 11:15am 80 min


11:20am – 12:00pm

40 min

Block A/E

12:05pm – 12:45pm

40 min

Block B/F

12:45pm – 1:30pm

45 min


1:35pm – 2:15pm

40 min

Block C/G

2:20pm – 3:00pm

40 min

Block D/H


Please note the following instructions for October 31 and November 1:

     •  Students scheduled for the GLA 10 should arrive by 8:00 AM to their assigned location.
     •  Grade 8s will report to the large gym on October 31 for career education learning activities.
     •  All other grade 8-12 students sign up for a PLT session.

Students must check their assessment date and time and location on the posted schedules.  Schedules have been put up around the school and have also been posted on the Richmond - Gr 10-12 Students MS Teams group.


Literacy is the ability to critically analyze and make meaning from diverse texts and to communicate and express oneself in a variety of modes and for a variety of purposes in relevant contexts. 

Students will demonstrate their learning through two key tasks on the Grade 10 Graduation Literacy Assessment: Analyzing and Making Meaning from Texts (Comprehend) and Communicating Understanding of Texts/Making Personal Connections (Communicate). For example, in Part A, after responding to a number of texts related to the essential question, students will respond to a writing prompt, such as, “To what extent do humans have control over the natural world?” Students will be asked to communicate their depth of insight into, or understanding of, the topic. They will support their argument with reference to the texts in the section and may also draw upon their own experiences and knowledge

Find out more, including a sample GLA 10 Assessment at:


Updated: Tuesday, November 1, 2022