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CXC announces changes to examination schedule in light of COVID-19

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) has announced changes to its regular examination schedule in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

In a statement, yesterday CXC said it has made a policy decision to offer a modified examination process.

It said:

  1. Administration of at least one common paper (Multiple Choice Assessments);
  2. School-Based Assessments (SBAs) and Paper 032s (Alternative to SBA) for private candidates; and,
  3. Award final grades based on the moderated SBAs and Multiple Choice Papers.

The following are exceptions to the aforementioned process where candidates will be required to complete additional components:

  • Modern Languages (Spanish, French, and Portuguese)
  • Human and Social Biology
  • Visual Arts

It said, “This strategy will employ the e-Testing modality (online and offline) in order to reduce the administration of the examination processing time resulting in the shortest turn-around time for marking and the release of examination results.”

In addition, CXC said, it will provide an opportunity for the timely presentation of grades to facilitate matriculation to higher education or to access employment.

 

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