SD38 K-2 Numeracy Assessment Information

Posted on: November 13th, 2020 by jnovakowski

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.