Performance Standards


BC Performance Standards

The BC performance standards have been developed for voluntary use in BC schools. They describe the professional judgments of a significant number of BC educators about standards and expectations for the following key areas of learning: reading, writing, numeracy and social responsibility.

The standards focus exclusively on performance assessment. In performance assessment,  students are asked to apply the skills and concepts they have learned to complete complex, realistic tasks. This type of assessment supports a criterion-referenced approach to evaluation and enables teachers, students, and parents to compare student performance to provincial standards.

Performance standard Guides are available in downloadable pdf files at

If you wish to order the Performance Standard Guides in hard copy, visit

For more information on how to use performance standards see
Using Standards on this website.