The following materials were developed in collaboration with the Learning
Services Numeracy Assessment Committee from 2017-2019. From our
work together, a SD38 K-2 Numeracy Assessment Tool was developed,
drawing upon the BC Early Numeracy Project and current research
regarding assessment of early numeracy. Thirty Richmond primary
teachers piloted the assessment with their students in the fall of 2018 and
their findings and feedback contributed to edits and revisions to the
assessment tool. A further field test was done in the fall of 2019, again
with thirty Richmond primary teachers using the assessment tool with their
The assessment focuses on both learning standards – content and competencies, and also focuses on both mathematics and numeracy. It is not grade-specific as it is meant to look at the foundational mathematics concepts for K-2 and results create a class or learner profile to support student learning and instruction.
As of November 2019, the assessment tool and recording sheets are
approved to use in K-2 Richmond classrooms.
Further resources to support this assessment tool and related instruction
will continue to be developed.