Curriculum and assessment

Last updated: March 30, 2021

Curriculum is what students study in a particular course or class. Assessment is how teachers and our education system measure each student’s success in those studies.

We all want students to succeed. Curriculum and assessment provide a foundation for quality education to support our students.


BC’s Curriculum is built around the Core Competencies, essential learning and literacy and numeracy foundations. All three features contribute to deeper learning for B.C. students  


Assessment involves the wide variety of methods or tools that educators use to identify student learning needs, measure competency acquisition, and evaluate students’ progress toward meeting provincial learning standards.