(Black Press Media files)

UPDATE: Education ministry says ‘tabulation anomaly’ in B.C. Grade 12 marks fixed

Province is working with post-secondary institutions to make sure admission isn’t affected

A “tabulation error” that left many Grade 12 students with lower-than-expected final marks has been resolved as of Wednesday morning, according to the B.C. education ministry.

Earlier this week, many students and parents received incorrect high school transcripts with grades lower than what they had expected.

On Wednesday, a spokesperson said the ministry has fixed the problem and will be posting the revised transcripts that day.

All secondary schools and post-secondary institutions in B.C. have been contacted, the spokesperson said, and the ministry is working on reaching out to Canadian and out-of-country schools.

Jay Chalke, B.C.’s Ombudsperson, said a statement he is monitoring the ministry’s response and that students and parents should be “proactively” told about what to do if they are affected.

“I am concerned about this error and the impact it may have on students across B.C.,” said Chalke. “This is a very stressful time for students as they make future education plans. I urge the ministry to not only address the technical issue but to also identify and remedy any individual impacts.”

READ MORE: B.C.-wide Grade 12 test error could dash Langley teen’s military dreams, mom worries


@katslepian

katya.slepian@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Give us a fair chance before passing judgment

Insinuating young people political pawns not helping

Gogo Band rings in the new year with high-energy show

Osborne Bay Pub favourites return to provide the party atmosphere

Steeples three-unit expansion nearing completion

Project will add more much-needed independent housing

Strike taking a toll on families of WFP workers with Christmas approaching

Donations being sought at the union hall in Duncan to provide assistance

VIDEO: Boys help rescue Cariboo bear cub

The cub, weighing just 24lbs, has been taken to wildlife sanctuary in Northwest B.C. for the winter

‘Things haven’t changed enough:’ Ecole Polytechnique anniversary prompts reflection

Fourteen women were fatally shot by a gunman at the Montreal school on Dec. 6, 1989

Bear raids freezer, gorges on Island family’s Christmas baking

Hungry bruin virtually ignored meat and fish, focused, instead, on the sweets

B.C. pharmaceutical company’s stocks double in value after successful lupus drug trial

More than 40 per cent of patients using voclosporin saw improvements in kidney function

Second warning on romaine lettuce from California region as another E. coli case reported

Two cases of E. coli have been reported in relation to the illness in the U.S.

Residents in B.C. city could face 133% tax hike in ‘worst case’ lawsuit outcome: report

An average home could see a tax increase of $2,164 in one year

B.C. Transit finds 28 used fareboxes online, saves $300,000

‘Someone joked maybe we can buy used fareboxes on eBay,’ CEO says

Many of Canada’s working poor can’t afford lawyers, don’t qualify for legal aid

One lawyer says many people earn too much to qualify for legal aid, but not enough to really live on

Economy lost 71,200 jobs in November, unemployment rate climbs to 5.9%

Jobless rate is at its highest since August 2018, when it hit 6%

Most Read