Assessment and Evaluation

Grade 12 Provincial Tests Results

These 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
Date Number of Students Pass Rate (%) Provincial Mean (%)
January 2009 8170 84.7 65.9
June 2009 5464 78.9 63.6
January 2010 7869 85.0 66.3
June 2010 5967 80.3 63.9
January 2011 8166 85.2 66.1
June 2011 5638 84.4 65.7
January 2012 8384 87.3 67.3
June 2012 6166 83.5 65.1
January 2013 8153 84.0 64.8
June 2013 6309 82.7 64.1
January 2014 7852 85.3 66.0
June 2014 6153 83.0 64.7
January 2015 7641 86.0 66.5
June 2015 6083 86.5 66.6
January 2016 7893 88.8 68.4
June 2016 5973 85.5 65.7

 

Grade 12 French, Français Program
Mandatory for students in the Français Program taking Français langue première, 40S : Langue et communication
Date Number of Students Pass Rate (%) Provincial Mean (%)
January 2009 53 100.0 75.3
June 2009 205 95.6 72.9
January 2010 104 97.1 72.0
June 2010 165 87.3 71.0
January 2011 132 90.9 70.6
June 2011 163 90.8 70.6
January 2012 109 83.5 64.1
June 2012 186 84.9 66.1
January 2013 122 93.4 67.1
June 2013 160 91.9 67.5
January 2014 134 76.1 62.5
June 2014 145 91.7 69.4
January 2015 151 95.4 73.5
June 2015 113 87.6 68.7
January 2016 149 88.6 68.6
June 2016 129 96.9 77.9

 

Grade 12 French, French Immersion Program
Mandatory for students in the French Immersion Program taking Français langue seconde — immersion, 40S : Langue et communication
Date Number of Students Pass Rate (%) Provincial Mean (%)
January 2009 377 93.9 69.4
June 2009 391 89.3 69.3
January 2010 369 95.1 71.7
June 2010 461 91.4 69.7
January 2011 350 91.7 69.6
June 2011 412 92.5 72.7
January 2012 369 95.9 73.2
June 2012 474 90.7 71.8
January 2013 369 95.4 72.1
June 2013 520 96.2 74.5
January 2014 462 94.0 72.1
June 2014 402 96.5 74.4
January 2015 466 95.9 74.2
June 2015 438 88.1 71.2
January 2016 352 90.9 69.5
June 2016 500 90.0 69.7

 

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
Date Number of Students Pass Rate (%) Provincial Mean (%)
January 2009 1474 75.2 61.0
June 2009 1932 71.3 59.1
January 2010 1551 70.4 58.5
June 2010 1895 69.0 57.8
January 2011 1407 71.3 58.9
June 2011 1850 66.4 57.4
January 2012 1492 72.7 60.4
June 2012 1770 69.0 58.7
January and June 2013 No provincial results are available. New mathematics tests based on new curricula were administered in the context of a provincial pilot process.
January 2014 1253 76.1 62.1
June 2014 1781 61.8 55.0
January 2015 1284 68.8 58.2
June 2015 2089 63.4 54.9
January 2016 1285 70.7 58.6
June 2016 1940 63.3 55.3

 

The Consumer Mathematics provincial test was administered in three components: a portfolio extending over the entire semester; a three-day, theme-based project administered at about the midpoint of the semester; and a written test administered at the end of the semester. The Essential Mathematics provincial test has one component; a written test.

Grade 12 Consumer Mathematics and Essential Mathematics
Mandatory for students seeking credit in the course; administered in the language of instruction
Date Number of Students Pass Rate (%) Provincial Mean (%)
Consumer Mathematics
January 2009 2056 79.3 62.4
June 2009 3228 83.0 63.5
January 2010 2344 81.7 62.3
June 2010 3153 83.2 63.7
January 2011 2327 85.4 65.2
June 2011 3118 84.5 64.8
January 2012 2447 85.3 64.6
June 2012 3041 87.8 67.8
Essential Mathematics
January and June 2013 No provincial results are available. New mathematics tests based on new curricula were administered in the context of a provincial pilot process.
January 2014 3107 67.8 57.5
June 2014 3796 66.6 57.1
January 2015 2839 65.0 55.9
June 2015 3546 66.1 57.0
January 2016 2830 69.6 59.7
June 2016 3702 71.8 59.9

 

Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Mandatory for students seeking credit in the course; administered in the language of instruction
Date Number of Students Pass Rate (%) Provincial Mean (%)
January 2009 2393 77.2 66.2
June 2009 2647 79.8 66.6
January 2010 2259 74.0 62.7
June 2010 2539 81.2 68.5
January 2011 2194 74.2 63.4
June 2011 2487 81.4 68.1
January 2012 2211 79.0 67.2
June 2012 2110 82.7 69.3
January and June 2013 No provincial results are available. New mathematics tests based on new curricula were administered in the context of a provincial pilot process.
January 2014 2532 67.7 59.3
June 2014 2567 75.8 64.5
January 2015 2593 82.4 69.5
June 2015 2397 79.8 67.0
January 2016 2489 78.9 66.0
June 2016 2554 78.4 66.6