Student Assessment and Evaluation

Welcome

Student Assessment and Evaluation is responsible for the administration of provincial, national, and international assessments.

The Program of Learning Assessment for Nova Scotia (PLANS) provides reliable and accurate data to assist in educational decision making at all levels: student, home, school, region/board, and province.

Assessment Schedule

Student Assessment and Evaluation administers a comprehensive assessment program which provides reliable and accurate data about student performance in mathematics and literacy. The Program of Learning Assessment for Nova Scotia (PLANS) is responsible for the administration of international, national, and provincial assessments and examinations. Student Assessment and Evaluation develops, administers, scores, and reports on English and French provincial assessments and examinations.

Please click on the following links for a complete schedule of assessments:

2019-2020

NOTE: On March 30, 2020, the province announced that Nova Scotia Assessments and Nova Scotia Examinations are cancelled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year (https://novascotia.ca/news/release/?id=20200330004); le 30 mars 2020, la province a annoncé que les Évaluations de la Nouvelle-Écosse et les Examens de la Nouvelle-Écosse seraient annulés pour ce qui reste de l’année scolaire 2019-2020.

Open Data

Nova Scotia’s Open Data portal is now available. The portal provides access to more than 130 government data collections, including provincial assessment results, and is available to individuals, researchers, and entrepreneurs.