As per the Ministry of Education, “course-based provincial exams are being replaced by Numeracy and Literacy assessments. This move was based on consultation with the Advisory Group on Provincial Assessment. The Ministry is developing classroom assessment materials to support educators. The new numeracy assessment measures application of numeracy skills across the curriculum. There will be a managed implementation of the numeracy assessment, starting with a subset of students writing in January 2018. Students on the 2018 Graduation Program who do not write in January will have the opportunity to write in June or a subsequent school year.

• The new numeracy assessment will be introduced in January 2018
• The new literacy assessment will be introduced in January 2020