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BC Curriculum Support

Curriculum and Assessment

The BC curriculum is learner-centred and flexible, focuses on literacy and numeracy, and supports deep learning through concept-based and competency-driven approaches. It is designed to respond to the demanding world our students are entering.

Key Features of the B.C. Curriculum:

  • “Know-Do-Understand” model 
  • Flexible and personalized
  • A focus on Literacy and Numeracy 
  • An emphasis on Indigenous perspectives and First People’s Principles of Learning
  • A focus on inclusive practice and accessible learning


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  • Competency-based approach
  • Assessment of curricular competencies as well as content
  • Priority on formative assessment (Assessment for Learning) and descriptive feedback 
  • Student self-assessment, goal setting and ownership of learning
  • Emphasis on student proficiency and growth and less on grades or percentages
  • Provincial assessments that prioritize higher-order thinking, personalized learning, and strong literacy and numeracy skills


  • Student reporting practices align with BC’s curriculum
  • Provincial Proficiency Scale Grade K-9
  • Letter grades and percentages Grades 10-12
  • Written descriptive feedback to accompany scale or letter grade and percentage. 
  • 5 communications of student learning; 3 written and 2 of flexible format
  • Graduation Status Updates Grades 10-12
  • Student self-assessment of Core Competencies and goal-setting


Reporting on Student Learning is Changing In B.C.

K-12 Student Reporting Information for Parents and Caregivers (includes translated versions of resources)

Communicating Student Learning: A Complete Package of Information for Parents and Caregivers