Tuesday, June 26, 2012

MUN graded Math Placement Test using Wrong Answer Key

Memorial University accidentally flunks high school math students
CBC News
Posted:          Jun 26, 2012 5:35 AM NT
Last Updated: Jun 26, 2012 3:13 PM NT


Memorial University's math department forgot to check its work last week, accidentally giving failing grades to a couple of hundred high school students who wrote the university's math placement test.

The Math Placement Test determines which level of math students will take when they enroll at Memorial University.

About 1,500 students in Newfoundland and Labrador took the test earlier this month. The university used about eight different versions of the test. One version was graded using the wrong answer key, which affected many prospective students.

"Memorial University corrected the problem and sent apologies to the students who were affected."

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