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CXC Names Team to Review Results

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MEMBERS of the independent review team organised by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to oversee this year’s examination results have been named.

CXC in a press release on Friday listed the names with Professor Hazel Simmons-McDonald, Professor Emerita and retired Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus, the University of the West Indies (UWI) as chair.

The formation of the team follows widespread outrage over discrepancies in the examination results across the Caribbean with Ministries of Education sending queries to CXC.

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

CXC’s chairman Professor Sir Hilary Beckles has convened a team that will review the modified approach for the administration of the July/August 2020 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) examinations; the moderation process applied to the School-Based Assessment (SBA) for the July/August 2020 CSEC and CAPE examinations, and the grading process for the July/August 2020 CSEC and CAPE examinations, among other related matters.

The team will meet with the Beckles on Friday and will commence work immediately.

They are expected to report to the chairman by October 16.

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