As parents prepare for the new school year, there are a number of changes coming to B.C.’s education system.
One of the changes includes revising how students are evaluated.
President of the B.C. Teacher’s Federation, Glen Hansman, says provincial exams don’t provide useful information.
“There is still going to be an English exam at the secondary level, but the remainder of the provincial exams that do exist are going to be discontinued over this year and next year. We will be working with the province on a numeracy and literacy assessment for all students.”
He says they are looking to hear feedback from parents.
“The province is allowing school districts to hold a public consultation to ask parents and the community what information, and what sort of communication would be more useful to them.”
The new landscape for education in the province also includes a new K-9 curriculum.