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Staffing shortages, COVID 19 lead to postponement of B.C. assessments

B.C.’s Ministry of Education says in a statement that staffing issues have significantly affected the administration of the assessments. The Canadian Press

British Columbia’s education ministry says literacy and numeracy assessments for students in Grades 10 to 12 will not take place this month due to COVID-19.

The ministry says in a statement that staffing issues have significantly affected the ability to administer the assessments.

The ministry says it will provide an exemption to Grade 12 students graduating early in the school year.

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The news may cause concern for students, acknowledges the ministry and it has promised that all Grade 12 students will graduate on time, both early graduation and June graduation, as long as all other graduation requirements are met.

It has worked with post-secondary institutions to ensure admissions will not be affected by these changes.

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