Measuring Progress

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Grade 3 Numeracy Assessment


Target: The target for the Grade 3 Numeracy Assessment is at or above 75 per cent by 2024

How we are doing now

The Grade 3 Numeracy Assessment is trending very slightly upward as we continue to move towards the target.

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 percent
2018/19: 53.3 percent

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

Established in January 2019, the independent K-12 Education Commission will provide recommendations to improve the K-12 education system in Manitoba. The commission’s report is expected to be released publicly in March 2020.

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