TRURO - Provincial high school math exams will continue to be held in the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board (CCRSB) despite differences in the provincial exam mandate.
The province will not participate in Nova Scotia exams for Grade 12 students this year as it did in previous years. It will, however, offer provincial exams at the Grade 10 level, which CCRSB has been doing for several years.
Provincial math exams will be provided to school boards that want to continue the practice, however, marking days will not be provided and no analysis of provincial scores will be tabulated.
Despite that, CCRSB will proceed with provincial math exams for both Grades 10 and 12 in all of the board's high schools, confirmed Debbie Buott-Matheson, CCRSB's communications spokeswoman.
"They will be done for the purpose of collecting academic achievement data," said Buott-Matheson, adding those scores will be used for long-term student learning tracking and strategies.
Buott-Matheson said the tests will be reviewed by the board's education services because teachers aren't being given marking days for the provincial testing.