Transparent Reporting on Government's Progress
Target: The target for the Grade 8 Assessment in Reading Comprehension is at or above 75 per cent by 2024
The Grade 8 Assessment in Reading Comprehension is trending very slightly upward as we continue to move towards the target.
The Grade 8 Assessment in Reading Comprehension indicates the percentage of students meeting expectations in at least two of the three sub-competencies in the Grade 8 Assessment in Reading Comprehension (i.e., key ideas, interpretation, and critical response). The measure indicates students’ ability to read/write and understand others’ ideas.
2017/18: 65.1 percent
2018/19: 65.5 percent
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.
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.