CSEC, CAPE results to be announced on Thursday; NGSA on Friday

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will be announcing the highly-anticipated results of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) examination and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre on Thursday.
This was communicated by the Education Ministry, which added that results from the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) will follow on Friday, with the announcement at the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) at Kingston, Georgetown.
Apart from the release, it was previously revealed that CXC results would be available to candidates on the online portal from October 15, 2021.
The NGSA was written on August 4 and 5. It was prepared based on topics up to the Grade Five level in the consolidated curriculum, which was prepared by the Ministry in collaboration with Canadian experts.
“The Council’s involvement in some of these areas was done for the first time this year and will continue in the years to come to offer age-appropriate examinations that are fairly and transparently marked and that bear the CXC mark of integrity for which the examining body is renowned across the world,” the statement said on Tuesday.
CXC had – for the first time since it began setting, marking and managing the NGSA in 2016 – completed a process of verification to ensure that the scores that were earned by the candidates were recorded and reflected accurately and fairly in the candidates’ placement.
Chief Examiners and Assistant Chief Examiners employed by CXC checked an appropriate sample of the NGSA examination scripts. These scripts, which were housed in containers specially sealed by CXC in a manner that would allow detection of any tampering, were opened in the presence of the CXC Supervisor.
The standardised scores were also quality checked by CXC to ensure that they match what has been given by CXC to the National Data Management Authority (NDMA) and that the consequential standardised scores reflect the way the candidates worked.
For the 2021 assessment, there were 33 new examination centres spread across the 11 education districts. Some 14,300 Grade Six students wrote the assessment – an increase over last year, when only 14,032 candidates wrote the exam.
According to the Ministry, the 2022 examination will be based on the same consolidated curriculum and is scheduled to be written on Wednesday, July 6 and Thursday, July 7, 2022.
Similar to what obtained for the 2021 NGSA, CXC will prepare the 2022 examination, supervise its administration, mark the scripts, conduct quality checks, and will also conduct consequential reviews if any are requested. (G12)