CXC forms review team, given October 16 deadline to submit report

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CXC forms review team, given October 16 deadline to submit report

Chairman of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has convened a team that will review the grading process for the July/August 2020 CSEC and CAPE examinations.

According to a release from CXC, the team will also review the modified approach for the administration of the July/August 2020 CSEC and CAPE Examinations and the moderation process applied to the School-Based Assessment (SBA) for both examinations.

Chair of the review team is Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald, Professor Emerita and retired Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus, The University of the West Indies.

Other members of the team are Professor Andrew Downes, retired Pro Vice-Chancellor, Planning and Development, The University of the West Indies; Professor Francis De Lanoy, President of the University of Curacao; Mr. Harrilal Seecharan, retired Chief Education Officer, Ministry of Education, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; and the Hon. Michael S. Browne, Minister of Education in Antigua and Barbuda and Chair of the CARICOM Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD).

The team met with the Chairman on Friday and will commence work immediately, and report to the Chairman by Friday, 16 October.

Parents and students were up in arms over the results of this year’s CAPE and CSEC examinations, and although CXC had initially said that a full review of the results was unnecessary they have decided to deal with the complaints.

Education Minister Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly confirmed that 118 CAPE and CSEC queries were submitted by students from Trinidad and Tobago- 66 CSEC and 52 CAPE queries.

Additionally, 14 letters were collected from schools while one student submitted independently.