Measuring Progress

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Grade 9 Credit Attainment in English Language Arts (ELA)


Target: The target for the Grade 9 Credit Attainment in ELA is at or above 93 per cent by 2024

How we are doing now

The Grade 9 Credit Attainment in English Language Arts (ELA) trend is at a very slight decrease as we continue to move towards our target.

Data Source

Student marks are submitted by public, funded independent, institutional, and First Nations high schools. These marks are sent in an electronic format to Manitoba Education. This credit is required for students in English, Français, and French Immersion programs for a high school diploma in public and funded independent schools.

How we are doing over time

2016/17: 89.7 percent
2017/18: 89.5 percent
2018/19: Data available in Spring 2020

Why This Matters

Grade 9 credit attainment is a determinant of a student’s likelihood of successfully completing high school. Grade 9 is the first year in Manitoba schools when students must pass core courses toward earning their high school diploma.

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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