“Listening” Requirement for Nfld. High School English Exam

Hard of hearing high-school students in Newfoundland and Labrador are now required to complete a “listening” component of their final English exam.  Although this requirement had been eliminated several years ago, it is in place again.  One student, Jordan Hollahan said “I was shocked because several years it got taken off. It was done. It was not on the English 3201 exam at all. Then last year they brought it back.”

In the past, hard of hearing students like Hollahan could opt out of the listening portion without prejudice. Then the department of education brought it back and the listening portion is worth 10 per cent of the final grade.  View the entire CBC story at cbc news story about Newfoundland & Labrador Highschool Exam