CXC not at fault for CPEA result errors, ministry says

By Demion McTair. Updated 10:15 a.m., Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

Kingstown, St. Vincent (ONE NEWS SVG) – The Ministry of Education says that the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), which administers the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA), is not responsible for the discrepancies surrounding the results.

In a July 28, 2020 release, the ministry says “Investigations into reported discrepancies have revealed that the errors discovered relates to the internal component of the assessment that is locally generated. The Caribbean Examination Council is in no way responsible for the identified discrepancies”.

The ministry says it “is currently engaged in the process of reviewing the preliminary results of the 2020 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) Examinations with assistance from the Caribbean Examinations Council”.

“The established policy guideline relating to these examinations provides an opportunity for students to query their grades,” the ministry further states.

The Ministry of Education says it “will continue to work in the interest of all stakeholders and regrets any inconvenience caused as a consequence of our due diligence exercise”.

The Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) replaced the Common Entrance Examination in 2014, in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

It has an internal coursework component and a final exam, while the Common Entrance Examination only had a final exam.

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