The Ministry of Education has adjusted the implementation schedule for the graduation years’ curriculum in response to feedback received from education partners.
This adjustment provides more time for educators to review and provide feedback on the Grade 10-12 curriculum, and also provides districts and schools more time to fully understand and prepare for the changes. In addition, the revised timeline will enable further engagement with post-secondary institutions, parents and students.
As outlined in a November 24, 2016 MEDIA RELEASE B.C. teachers and students in grades 10 to 12 will have more time to start using the draft new curriculum and help refine it, thanks to a one-year extension of the implementation period.
Included was the announcement of enhancements to the Foundation Skills Assessments (FSA) – the reading, writing and numeracy tests given to all students in grades 4 and 7.