Parents group suggests CXC use teacher-predicted grades

Spokesperson for the Concerned Parents of Barbados Group, Paula-Anne Moore, has put forward a solution to the ongoing dispute between the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and students whose grades were “unsatisfactory” following this year’s CXC and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE).

In a press release yesterday, Moore suggested CXC use teacher-predicted grades, already in possession by the examination body, as was done by Scotland and England this year.

She said students with university application deadlines of October 15 could be identified and their grades reviewed and reassessed first by CXC, by Saturday the latest.

“[This] would be a reasonable solution to correct clearly erroneous 2020 CXC preliminary grades as identified by the respective schools to the ministries of education, in view of the time-sensitive nature of the issue, and the unprecedented context of the COVID-19 pandemic which resulted in the logistical challenges of the 2020 CXC exams,” she said. 

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