Measuring Progress

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Grade 12 English Language Arts Test


Target: The target for the Grade 12 English Language Arts Test is at or above 75% by 2024

How we are doing now

The Grade 12 English Language Arts Test is trending very slightly upward as we continue to move towards the target.

Data Source

The Grade 12 English Language Arts Test provides a single measure of the accumulation of literacy skills throughout the K-12 education system as indicated by the provincial Grade 12 English Language Arts summative tests. The measure aggregates data from the provincial Grade 12 Language Arts summative test across three school programs (English, Français, and French Immersion) in public and funded independent schools.

How we are doing over time

2017/18: 68.1%
2018/19: 68.4%

Why This Matters

Literacy skills are essential foundations towards better educational outcomes, economic well-being, and social inclusion. Monitoring this indicator is essential to ensure that government’s educational programs for children are working effectively in improving their foundational skills.

Next steps

On March 15, 2021, the Manitoba government released the Commission on K-12 Education Report, Our Children’s Success: Manitoba’s Future and accepted the spirit and intent of the 75 recommendations contained in the report. The government also released the, Better Education Starts Today: Putting Students First, which outlines government’s vision and set of priority actions needed to ensure we are putting Manitoba students first and takes into account the learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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