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CXC Gets Legal Threat From T&T RC Schools Over Poor Exam Scores

(Trinidad Guardian) A legal letter has been sent to Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) chairman Sir Hilary Beckles demanding that the council call a special meeting to discuss several matters and issues arising from complaints of irregularities in the grading of this year’s CAPE and CSEC results.

The letter was issued by attorney D.P. Allahar on behalf of the boards of the Dominican Sisters and Holy Ghost Fathers, which runs several Roman Catholic schools in T&T. It called on Beckles, as chairman, to call the special meeting to discuss the issues.

It listed the following areas as needing to be addressed:

(a) the respective weights accorded to the External Assessment and the School-Based Assessments;

(b) the methodology or algorithm used for the moderation of all School-Based Assessments for all subjects;

(c) the methodology or algorithm used to calculate the final overall grades for all subjects;

(d) a suspension of the examination regulations (including the time-limits for any reviews and queries) pending a full audit of the process leading up to the award of all final marks in the 2020 examinations by an independent, external auditing firm appointed by the council; and

(e) that all stakeholders (including ministries, schools and students) be provided in the interim with the information in (a), (b) and (c) above; and the taking of any other measures to preserve the integrity and reputation of the Caribbean Examinations Council while ensuring the transparency and accountability of its operations.

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