Graduation Assessment Days

The GRADUATION LITERACY ASSESSMENT 12 (GLA 12) will be held at Richmond Secondary School on January 23 and 24.  All current Grade 12 students are registered to write the GLA 12 on these two days.  On our January Graduation Assessment Days we will follow an alternate bell schedule that includes two 80 minute PLT blocks.  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 B/F

12:05pm – 12:45pm

40 min

Block C/G

12:45pm – 1:30pm

45 min


1:35pm – 2:15pm

40 min

Block A/E

2:20pm – 3:00pm

40 min

Block D/H


Please note the following instructions for January 23 and 24:

     •  Students scheduled for the GLA 12 should arrive by 8:00 AM to their assigned location.
     •  Grade 9s will report to the large gym on January 24 in PLT 1 for career education learning activities.
     •  Grade 10s will report to the Multipurpose on January 23 in PLT 1 for a Career Programs presentation.
     •  Grade 11s will report to the Multipurpose on January 23 in PLT 2 for a Career Programs presentation.
     •  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 MS Teams.


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. 

The Grade 12 Literacy Assessment assesses students’ ability to use critical and reflective thinking and analysis to make meaning from a diverse array of texts. It also assesses the ability of students to communicate their ideas, or those found in the texts.  Critical and reflective thinking involves examining relevant information; identifying and challenging biases and assumptions; analyzing purpose and perspective; and considering one’s own thinking and that of others in order to make reasoned judgements and develop ideas and insights.

Find out more, including a sample GLA 12 Assessment at:

Updated: Tuesday, January 16, 2024