Government of New Brunswick
Reports on Achievement 2022-2023


2022-2023 Minister's Message

Each year, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development releases reports on achievement results to inform families and the public about student performance as it relates to targets and outcomes of the provincial education plans.

Provincial assessments provide important information about the education system in New Brunswick. For educators, it provides feedback about alignment with provincial curricular standards and the appropriateness of their expectations for students. For the public, it ensures transparency related to how the system is performing.

In 2022-2023, our assessment program was delivered fully online.

Looking at the results from the 2022-23 assessments, we are pleased that five of the eight assessments repeated from last year show improvements. In particular, the growth in scientific literacy results is encouraging. Seventy-five percent of Grade 4 students and 73 per cent of Grade 6 students were successful on these assessments. This is something to celebrate.

The results do show negative impacts on English reading assessments at all three grade levels. While the impact was small – less than three percentage points provincially – we know how important literacy is and considerable work has been done to ensure we can help our students develop those skills.

On the organizational side, we have made updates to how we deliver our Anglophone Provincial Assessment Program over the last number of years. The changes will ensure assessment results are available to teachers about their students, rather than only at the school, district, or provincial level and the new methodology will mean cohort tracking and deeper analyses of factors associated with academic achievement will be possible. The program is now stabilized and on a solid foundation for meeting the needs of the system, both today and into the future.

Education is a top priority for our government. Building a better education system is our focus and everything we have done and will do is guided by one goal: to leave the education system better than we found it. New Brunswick students, educators, families, and those responsible for system supports have much to be proud of and we will continue to work to help our students develop the skills they need to be successful, both in the classroom and in the future.


Bill Hogan
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

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