Assessment and Evaluation

Provincial Results – Grade 12 Provincial Tests

There are provincial tests in ‘S’ level (specialized) language arts and mathematics courses that students in the English Program, French Immersion Program, and Français Program are required to write.

These tests are administered at the end of each semester and count for 30 percent of students’ final course grades except for the Essential Mathematics test which counts for 20%, and reflect the learning outcomes described in the respective curricula.

The tests are developed by teachers who serve on provincial committees under the leadership of Manitoba Education and Training. The tests are marked by teachers in their schools or divisions using marking guides provided by the Department, which also provides marking training.


Language Arts Tests

The tests in language arts (English for the English Program; French for the French Immersion Program and for the Français Program) are based on their respective curricula, which are distinct.

Grade 12 English Language Arts
Mandatory for students in the English Program taking English Language Arts 40S Transactional Focus, Literary Focus and Comprehensive Focus
School Year Number of Students Provincial Mean (%)
2013-2014 14048 65.3
2014-2015 13737 66.5
2015-2016 13863 67.2
2016-2017 13704 67.7

 

Grade 12 French, Français Program
Mandatory for students in the Français Program taking Français langue première, 40S : Langue et communication
School Year Number of Students Provincial Mean (%)
2013-2014 278 66.3
2014-2015 264 71.5
2015-2016 278 72.9
2016-2017 273 70.9

 

Grade 12 French, French Immersion Program
Mandatory for students in the French Immersion Program taking Français langue seconde — immersion, 40S : Langue et communication
School Year Number of Students Provincial Mean (%)
2013-2014 869 73.0
2014-2015 907 72.6
2015-2016 854 69.5
2016-2017 977 68.7

 

Mathematics Tests

Students choose from among the three math courses according to personal interests and needs. The tests are based on their respective curricula, which are distinct.

Grade 12 Applied Mathematics
Mandatory for students seeking credit in the course; administered in the language of instruction
School Year Number of Students Proportion * Provincial Mean (%)
2013-2014 3029 21.7 58.0
2014-2015 3352 24.5 56.5
2015-2016 3225 23.5 56.6
2016-2017 3557 25.4 56.2

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Percentage of students who wrote this mathematics test (of three)

 

Grade 12 Essential Mathematics
Mandatory for students seeking credit in the course; administered in the language of instruction
School Year Number of Students Proportion * Provincial Mean (%)
2013-2014 6898 49.1 57.3
2014-2015 6374 46.4 56.6
2015-2016 6531 47.8 59.8
2016-2017 6406 46.0 55.9

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Percentage of students who wrote this mathematics test (of three)

 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Mandatory for students seeking credit in the course; administered in the language of instruction
School Year Number of Students Proportion * Provincial Mean (%)
2013-2014 5099 35.7 61.9
2014-2015 4989 36.1 68.3
2015-2016 5043 36.2 66.3
2016-2017 5146 36.6 68.3

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Percentage of students who wrote this mathematics test (of three)