CXC announces strategy for the administration of May/June exams

March 26, 2020

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) says it has made the policy decision to offer a modified examination process for CAPE and CXC exams.

With most schools closed across the region to contain the spread of the coronovirus, The Council says it will administer CXC exams in the following ways:

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;

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

Further, it wants to push back the exams from the usual May/ June to July.

It says this strategy will employ the e-Testing modality (online and offline) in order to reduce the examinations administration processing time resulting in the shortest turn-around time for marking and the release of examination results. In addition, 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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