‘Halt CXC e-testing’

An education activist is calling for answers from both the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) and the Barbados Government as well as for a halt to national online testing.

Paula-Anne Moore, spokesperson/co-ordinator of the Caribbean Coalition of Exam Redress and the Group of Concerned Parents of Barbados, is raising concerns following the recent roll-out of online Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations.

In an interview with the Daily Nation yesterday, she called for the e-testing to be abandoned as the children had been “traumatised and disadvantaged”. She also wanted Government to reveal to the public its assessment of the online exam.

“The Barbadian public needs to ask the question as to why a national decision was made to go ahead with e-Testing . . . Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago refused to implement national e-Testing, as they recognised that their national infrastructure was not ready, so why pursue it? And why continue to force this issue?” (CA)

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