CXC hosts administration meeting
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
by Anicia Antoine, GIS
THE MEETING PREPARED INVIGILATORS TO GUARD AGAINST DEFICIENCIES AND MAINTAIN ACCURACY DURING EXAMS.

The Assessment and Evaluation Unit in the Ministry of Education recently hosted a meeting with principals, CXC presiding officers and invigilators to discuss CXC examination preparation and related matters.

The administration reflected on past activities and highlighted ways to obtain improved results in the future.

Carmelita Matthew, Registrar of Examinations in the Ministry of Education, said the meeting encouraged invigilators and assistants to improve upon past methods.

“Our purpose is the same. Our chief invigilators and their assistants will refresh themselves to get acquainted with CXC standards,” she said. “The objective is to provide the tools needed to sufficiently carry out the responsibilities assigned. It is a day for reflection on past administrative activities in order to guard against any inappropriate action that may occur. This year, the demand for accuracy is even higher. There is no room for deficiencies.”

The registrar expressed gratitude to the administrators of the 2018 CSEC, CCSLC and CAPE examinations. Ms. Matthew explained that for 2019 examinations, invigilators and presiding officers will be rotated to prevent familiarization and discourage disrepute.

“To ensure that paper one remains a highly secured document, a check of all returning papers will be made at the unit before shipping to CXC,” she explained. “This will ensure accountability at the centers as well as at the local Office of the Registrar. The paper one multiple choice booklets are not to be shared – not even with invigilators. Students are the only ones to view the paper.”

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and CAPE examinations are offered in May and June 2019.