CAPE grades changed without notification; CXC to investigate

CAPE grades changed without notification; CXC to investigate

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) intends to investigate reports that students’ preliminary grades, issued in the 2020 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE), were changed without notice.

In a release on Saturday, the Ministry of Education (MOE) said that it had received reports from students in several schools who noticed the changes to their preliminary grades without any notification on Friday.

The ministry said it contacted the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) through the Local Registrar on Saturday, as official changes in grades are, by standard practice, communicated to the Local Registrar prior to issue to the candidates; and no such notification was received.

The release also said the ministry raised the issue as an “urgent concern” in a meeting on Saturday with the Independent Review Team and CXC intends to investigate the matter thoroughly.

A regional ministers’ of education meeting is scheduled for Monday to discuss the report of the Independent Review Team and an update on that report, and TT’s position will be later communicated.

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