Students taking provincial exams across the province tomorrow won’t be required to do much writing.
The essay portions of the English 10 and Social Studies 11 exams are scrapped.
The multiple choice questions on both exams will still need to be completed, as will one written response question in the English 10 exam.
In a letter to BC Superintendents, the Ministry of Education says administrators raised concerns about the quality and validity of marking while teachers are on strike.
Meanwhile Lisa Cable with Parents for BC says its unfortunate many students won’t get end of year report cards.
“For parents it gives them that really good picture of what happened during the year, we get interim reports, but it’s also nice at the end of the year to get a here is where your child started in September, here is where they are at the end of June, here’s what happened during the year for better or worse.”
Many districts are informing parents they don’t have enough staff or information to compile report cards.