Transparent Reporting on Government's Progress
Target: The target for the Grade 8 Assessment in Expository Writing is at or above 75 per cent by 2024
The Grade 8 Assessment in Writing is trending very slightly upward as we continue to move towards the target.
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.
2017/18: 57.0 per cent
2018/19: 58.3 per cent
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.