Measuring Progress

Transparent Reporting on Government's Progress

Grade 8 Assessment in Writing


Target: The target for the Grade 8 Assessment in Expository Writing is at or above 75 per cent by 2024

How we are doing now

The Grade 8 Assessment in Writing is trending very slightly upward as we continue to move towards the target.

Data Source

The Grade 8 Assessment in Writing indicates the percentage of students meeting expectations in at least two of the three sub-competencies in the mid-Grade 8 Assessment in Expository Writing (i.e., ideas, language and conventions). The measure indicates students’ ability to read/write and understand others’ ideas.

How we are doing over time

2017/18: 57.0 per cent
2018/19: 58.3 per cent

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

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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