Graduation Literacy Assessment (GLA 12) - April 27-28

In addition to students receiving 80 course credits to graduate, students must also complete three graduation assessments: Gr. 10 Numeracy Assessment (GNA 10), Gr. 10 Literacy Assessment (GLA 10) and Gr. 12 Literacy Assessment (GLA 12).


The Grade 12 Literacy Assessment assesses students’ ability to use critical and reflective thinking and analysis to make meaning from a diverse array of texts. It also assesses the ability of students to communicate their ideas, or those found in the texts.  Critical and reflective thinking involves examining relevant information; identifying and challenging biases and assumptions; analyzing purpose and perspective; and considering one’s own thinking and that of others in order to make reasoned judgements and develop ideas and insights.


Literacy is the ability to critically analyze and make meaning from diverse texts and to communicate and express oneself in a variety of modes and for a variety of purposes in relevant contexts. 


The Grade 12 Literacy assessment is not based on a particular subject matter or course, but rather on learning across multiple subjects from kindergarten to Grade 12. Students will be asessed on a 4-point scale ranging from Emerging (1) to Developing (2) to Proficient (3) to Extending (4).

Find out more, including a sample GLA 12 Assessment at:


Students have been assigned a writing time on either April 27th or 28th. Students are expected to arrive 15-minutes before their assessment with a pencil, eraser and their go-card/ID. Assigned times can be found in the attachment as well as outside the office windows.