Public Examinations Cancelled for the Current School Year

The Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development Brian Warr announced on Thursday that public exams for this school year are cancelled.

The purpose of public exams is to test all curriculum outcomes for the full school year.

The department has been in ongoing discussions with the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District and Conseil scolaire francophone provincial de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, and in consultation, has determined that final exams for all high school and intermediate courses will also be cancelled.

Students will receive a grade to reflect their work to March 13, the final day of classes prior to schools being closed due to the pandemic. This mark will be communicated to students by April 22; however, students will be given every opportunity to continue their learning.

The school districts have developed continuity of learning plans which involve teacher support and the use of online learning platforms. Grades can be adjusted if it is to the student’s advantage. If at some point school resumes, the time remaining will be used for instruction rather than writing exams. The school districts will provide further information directly to schools and families.