Sunday 25 October, 2020

CXC independent review team meets

(FILE) The headquarters of the Caribbean Examinations Council.

(FILE) The headquarters of the Caribbean Examinations Council.

The independent review team established to assess the July/August 2020 CSEC and CAPE examinations met with the chairman of the Caribbean Examinations Council on Friday. 

Chairman of the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC), Professor Sir Hilary Beckles convened the team that will review the modified approach for the administration of the July/August 2020 examinations; the moderation process applied to the School-Based Assessment (SBA) for CESC and CAPE examinations as well as the grading process for the examinations, among other related matters. 

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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; Harrilal Seecharan, retired Chief Education Officer, Ministry of Education, Republic of Trinidad and Tobago; and Michael Browne, Minister of Education in Antigua and Barbuda and Chair of the CARICOM Council for Human and Social Development (COHSOD). 

The review team will commence work immediately and report to the CXC chairman by Friday, 16 October 2020. 

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