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Nova Scotia Examinations

Nova Scotia Examinations (NSE) will be administered in English 10 and Mathematics 10. NSEs are designed to evaluate student achievement in relation to selected curriculum outcomes. The examination results contribute 20% to students’ final course mark.

For the list of Nova Scotia Assessments and Nova Scotia Examinations and administration dates, please see the “Assessment Schedule” section of the PLANS homepage (https://plans.ednet.ns.ca/).



  • For 2020–2021, for mathematics, only outcomes that are identified as foundational in the Foundational Outcome documents (September 2020) and measurable on large scale assessments will be included on Nova Scotia Examinations. 
  • May 7 Update: Spring 2021 administrations of Nova Scotia Assessments and Nova Scotia Examinations have been cancelled due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns / L’administration des Évaluations et des Examens de la Nouvelle-Écosse prévue au printemps 2021 a été annulée en raison des préoccupations continues causées par la COVID-19.