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Glitch gives graduates results early

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Daniel Hurst

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Some Queensland students have received their Year 12 Core Skills Test results early.

Some Queensland students have received their Year 12 Core Skills Test results early.

Eight hundred Year 12 graduates have accessed their core skills test results nearly four weeks early following a Queensland Studies Authority website glitch.

The results were not due for release until December 17 but were “inadvertently displayed” on the QSA's Student Connect website last week.

Students who logged into their student learning accounts last Tuesday night and the following morning were able to see their expected core skills test results.

The Queensland Studies Authority message posted on the Student Connect website last week.

The Queensland Studies Authority message posted on the Student Connect website last week.

The QSA last night attributed the mistake to a “programming error”.

According to a parent of a school leaver, news of the accidental early release spread on Facebook.

Overall Position scores, however, were not available to the students checking their accounts.

Year 12 students each year sit a two-day core skills test, with the results used to compare the capabilities of student groups across the state.

These comparisons feed into students' OPs, which are based on assessment completed throughout the year.

A QSA spokesman said the early results were accidentally placed online last Tuesday at 5pm and were available for the following 18 hours.

He told brisbanetimes.com.au about 800 students had logged in during this time, but OPs were yet to be calculated so were therefore not included in the student learning accounts.

“It is important to note that the data displayed was interim only and may be subject to change before final results are officially made available from 9am on Saturday 17 December,” the spokesman said.

“QSA apologises for any inconvenience or confusion caused by this programming error.”

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  • I am not at all surprised. This is what happens when you have a dodgy education system run on a shoe string budget. Why can't we fix the Queensland system? Having experienced how professional the other states are (running proper external exams for each subject!) I can't understand why the QSA (or the Government) will not act or at least make some effort to catch up with the other states. No wonder Qld students perform poorer at university.

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    GC
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    November 29, 2011, 8:38PM

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