Measuring Progress

Transparent Reporting on Government's Progress

Grade 3/4 Literacy Assessment

Not Applicable Sans Objet

Target: The target for the Grade 3/4 Literacy Assessment is at or above 75% by 2024


This measure has not been updated due to the cancellation of provincial assessments in Grades 3/4, 7/8, and 12 because of the COVID 19 pandemic in 2019/20 and 2020/21. The department is currently developing new assessments and scorecard measures to replace this measure.

How we are doing now

The department is currently developing new assessments and scorecard measures to replace this measure.

Data Source

Implemented in Grade 3 in the English and Français programs and Grade 4 in the French Immersion program, the Grade 3/4 Literacy Assessment indicates the percentage of students meeting expectations in at least two of the three sub-competencies in the Grade 3/4 Assessment in Reading (i.e., reflecting on and sets reading goals, using strategies during reading to make sense of texts, and demonstrating comprehension). The measure indicates students’ ability to read and understand others’ ideas.

How we are doing over time

2017/18: 63.6%
2018/19: 63.9%

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 April 20, 2022, the Manitoba government launched the Manitoba K to 12 Education Action Plan in response to the 75 recommendations of the Manitoba Commission on Kindergarten to Grade 12 Education (March 2021). The Action Plan includes four pillars: high-quality learning; student engagement and well-being; excellence in teaching and leadership; and responsive systems, which work together to improve educational outcomes with student achievement and well-being at the center of all planning and decisions.

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