Measuring Progress

Transparent Reporting on Government's Progress

Grade 3/4 Numeracy Assessment

Not Applicable Sans Objet

Target: The target for the Grade 3/4 Numeracy 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

The Grade 3/4 Numeracy Assessment indicates percentage of students meeting expectations in at least three of the four sub competencies in the Grade 3/4 Assessment in Numeracy (i.e., predicting elements in repeating patterns, understanding what equality represents, representing whole numbers to 100 in a variety of ways, and using mental mathematics strategies to determine answers to addition and subtraction questions to 18). The assessment measures students’ algebraic reasoning skills and number sense.

How we are doing over time

2017/18: 52.8%
2018/19: 53.3%

Why This Matters

Numeracy 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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