Complaints across Caribbean about CXC results

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Complaints about suspected discrepancies in grades for Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) tests have surfaced in several territories throughout the region.

Results for 2020 exams were released Tuesday evening to governments and individual students. CXC tests include Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) exams.

News outlets in several countries, including the Jamiaca Observer, Trinidad Express and Stabroek News in Guyana, are reporting concerns from students, parents and teachers that test results are lower than what would have been expected from various metrics, including teachers’ projected grades, previous individual scores and past school performance.

The Ministry of Education – Guyana has contacted the CXC registrar with concerns. Jamaica’s Ministry of Education says it is investigating. Students, parents and teachers in Trinidad are calling for CXC to review its test results.

Loop Cayman has some information about how students can have their tests reviewed by CXC. The deadline for submitting a request for review is 23 Oct.

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