Provincial Reading and Mathematics Assessments (PRMA)

Guided by the Education Action Plan, a Provincial Reading and Mathematics Assessment (PRMA) for grades three, six and nine students will begin in May 2020. The Premier’s Task Force on Improving Educational Outcomes, Now is the Time, identified a need for a new provincial assessment of curriculum outcomes in reading and mathematics curricula to better align with national and international assessments.

PRMA will help inform policy development, and help educators recognize areas of strength as well as barriers that may exist to students reaching their full potential.

There is no student preparation required for PRMA. The assessment will take place each May and June, with reading and mathematics administered in alternating years, measuring student knowledge in mathematics or reading at a particular point in time.

PRMA data will be monitored and analyzed by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the school districts to identify where action is needed to improve student learning.

Teachers, administrators, school districts and the department will use this data to develop strategies and initiatives to support and further enhance student learning.

New Provincial Reading and Mathematics Assessment to Begin Next Spring

Nouvelle Évaluation provinciale en lecture et en mathématiques à compter du printemps prochain

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Provincial Assessment Schedule

  • Reading May 25 – June 5, 2020

PRMA Marking Board

  • The application for the 2020 PRMA Marking Board will be available April, 2020

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