About the Assessment
Starting in the 2023/24 school year, the Grade 10 Literacy Assessment has a new design and format change in Part B. Students no longer choose a path at the beginning of Part B. Instead, they choose a writing pathway at the end of Part B. See samples below.
The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment is a provincial assessment that assesses student proficiency in literacy. It is a graduation requirement and students take the assessment in their Grade 10 year.
The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment assesses student ability to use critical thinking and analysis to make meaning from a diverse array of texts. It also assesses the ability of students to communicate their ideas. The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment is not based on a particular course, but on learning across multiple subjects, from kindergarten to Grade 10.
Last updated: August 14, 2023
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The Grade 10 Literacy Assessment is delivered online in three parts.
- Part A
- Students are introduced to a Big Idea for the whole assessment. Each part has its own main idea that is related to the Big Idea. In Part A, students read a variety of texts such as newspaper or magazine articles, blogs, infographics, social media feeds, and stories that are related to the main idea. Students demonstrate that they can analyze and make meaning from the texts by answering a series of selected-response questions. They then provide a written response to communicate their understanding of the main idea in the texts.
- Part B
- Students are given a new set of texts related to another main idea which provides a framework for students to apply their literacy skills. Students demonstrate that they can analyze and make meaning of the texts by answering selected-response questions. At the end of the select-response questions in Part B, students choose one of two writing pathways that stem from the main idea. Students communicate their personal interpretation and insights in an extended written response.
- These questions ask students to reflect on their experience with the assessment. This component is not marked.
Sample Grade 10 Literacy Assessment
The best way to learn about the Grade 10 Literacy Assessment is to work through the online or printable sample(s) and review the scoring guide(s) and specifications documents below.
- Online Sample–Grade 10 Literacy Assessment
- Grade 10 Literacy Assessment: Sample A (PDF)
- Grade 10 Literacy Assessment: Sample A Key, Rubrics and Scoring Guide (PDF)
- Grade 10 Literacy Assessment: Sample B (PDF)
- Grade 10 Literacy Assessment: Sample B Key, Rubrics and Scoring Guide (PDF)
Assessment Design Specifications
Information for Administrators
More resources will be posted as they become available.
- Cross Curricular Nature of Grade 10 Literacy Assessment (PDF) (June 2019)
- Advisory Group on Provincial Assessment Final Report (PDF) (Sept 2015)