Anomaly with exam results

UPDATED: 4 p.m. July 31, 2019 – The issue that has affected transcripts for Grade 12 B.C. students who wrote provincial exams in June has now been resolved. Read Minister of Education Rob Fleming’s statement here.

Original report: 9 a.m. July 31, 2019 – SD83 would like to make students and parents aware that the Ministry of Education reports there was an anomaly with the tabulation of the June 2019 exam results, that a team actively worked to identify and resolve the issue and that revised assessment results will be available as soon as possible.

A July 31, 2019 update from the Ministry notes that they understand the situation is stressful for students and families and they are focused on resolving this as quickly as possible.

They reported as soon as the issue came to light a team worked to actively identify and resolve the issue. “We are confident that we have identified the root cause of the issue, and will be able to release revised assessment results shortly,” states the update.

“We are implementing additional quality assurance steps into our standard processes to ensure this issue is fully remediated. We are confident that we have identified the root cause of the issue, and will be able to release revised assessment results shortly.”

All B.C. secondary schools have been contacted and advised of the issue.

The ministry has also contacted B.C. post-secondary institutions to inform them of the issue and help ensure no student applications are impacted.

They are also actively contacting Canadian post-secondary institutions and will work with outside post-secondary institutions as needed.

The ministry is also reviewing each June 2019 exam result to ensure student grades are accurately reflected on their transcripts.

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