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Literacy and Mathematics in Grade 3

The Nova Scotia Assessment: Literacy and Mathematics in Grade 3 is administered over 4-days in May. Please see the 2018-2019 Program of Learning Assessment for Nova Scotia (PLANS) schedule for administration dates.

This assessment includes the following:

  • reading and writing tasks that reflect the end of grade 3 curriculum outcome expectations
  • reading passages in the narrative, information, poetry/song, and visual text genres
  • reading comprehension questions in selected response format
  • reading comprehension questions that are designed to provide a broad range of challenge, thereby providing more information about individual student performance
  • one information and one narrative writing task
  • mathematics questions that reflect the end of grade 3 curriculum outcome expectations
  • selected response (multiple choice) mathematics questions in all mathematics domains
  • constructed response (problem solving) mathematics questions that will be scored for content/understanding and for communication

French immersion students write the mathematics portion of this assessment in French.