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Reading and Writing in Grade 3

The Nova Scotia Assessment: Reading and Writing in Grade 3 is administered over 2-days in early October with 90 minutes per day.

The design of this assessment includes:

  • reading and writing tasks that reflect the end of grade 2 expectations
  • reading passages in the narrative, information, poetry/song, and visual text genres at
    text level K–L
  • reading comprehension questions in selected response formats
  • reading comprehension questions that are designed to provide a broad range of challenge, thereby providing more information about individual student performance
  • one personal narrative writing task and one informational writing task