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Aug 14, 2012

Evaluations to find solutions to improve CSEC scores

Juan Vargas

The results of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC), also known locally as CXC, have been released. On Monday News Five spoke to Juan Vargas, the Local Registrar for the exam who has been looking closely at the results. He confirmed that the number of exams taken has increased to three thousand and forty, which corresponds with the number of passes which also increased. It was also noted that while there were more passes in core subjects, the grades have decreased. Vargas told News Five that there will soon be evaluations to determine where and how scores can be improved in subjects such as math.

 

Jose Sanchez

“For those subjects in which there were decreases, do you think students are spending enough time on these subjects or just taking too many exams?”

 

Juan Vargas, Local Registrar, CSEC

“We will need to do a more in depth evaluation in terms of the problem areas. Here we only have the raw figures. We are awaiting the reports from CXC to try to identify what are the key areas of the syllabus that we need to address. But indeed students are doing more subjects, but there are areas of the syllabus that we need to reinforce and we need to do this either through workshops as we are having at this moment.”

 

Jose Sanchez

“At this point, I know there are more students, but in terms of actually subjects, which subjects saw decreases; about how many of them?”

 

Juan Vargas

“In terms of decrease; if we look at the CSEC subjects, we can classify them in two forms. There would be increase in the graded entries and decrease in the acceptable range of one to three. Or they can be increase in graded entries and increase in the acceptable grades one to three. For example in mathematics, we had an increase in graded entries but we had decrease in acceptable level one to three. Music, we had an increase in graded entries but decrease in one to three. Principle of Accounts, we had increase in graded entries, but decrease in the grades one to three. On the other hand, if we look at the increase in graded entries and increase in grades one to three, we have subjects such as: Integrated Science, Principle of Business and subjects such as Spanish that shows both increase in entries and acceptable level one to three.”

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2 Responses for “Evaluations to find solutions to improve CSEC scores”

  1. Rod says:

    Even education is in the dumps in Belize lone dunce teachers the teach today no wonder the children of Belize today are so dunce worse pm and gov. In the history of. This great nation.

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