The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced its strategy for the administration of May/June Examinations. The policy decision made is to tentatively have the exams in July and to offer a modified examination process.
The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced its strategy for the administration of May/June Examinations. The policy decision made is to tentatively have the exams in July and to offer a modified examination process. This includes the administration of at least one common multiple-choice assessment; School Based Assessments (SBA’s) and alternatives for private candidates; and awarding final grades based on the moderated SBA’s and multiple-choice papers. The CXC stated that they are standing in solidarity with the region and the international community in light of COVID-19’s effects. The Council recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on the education system in general, and on the schedule of CXC’s regional examinations. The Council also stated exceptions to the aforementioned process, where candidates will be required to complete additional components. These are modern languages, including Spanish, French, Portuguese; Human and Social Biology; and Visual Arts. This strategy will employ the e-Testing modality in order to reduce the examinations’ administration processing time resulting in the shortest turn-around time for marking and the release of results. It will also provide an opportunity for the timely presentation of grades to facilitate matriculation to higher education or to access employment. While the proposed revised administration schedule for the examinations is July 2020, the Council will continue to be guided by national protocols across the region.