Transparent Reporting on Government's Progress
Target: The target for the Grade 3 Numeracy Assessment is at or above 75 per cent by 2024
The Grade 3 Numeracy Assessment is trending very slightly upward as we continue to move towards the target.
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.
2017/18: 52.8 percent
2018/19: 53.3 percent
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.
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.