Education Minister visits NGSA marking centre

(Ministry of Education, May 13, 2016) – On Friday, May 6, 2016, Minister of Education, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine and team visited the marking centre for the National Grade Six Assessment 2016. The examinations were written by approximately 14,500 candidates on April, 27 and April 28, 2016.

During the visit, the team was apprised of the administrative processing of the marking of the NGSA 2016 scripts. This process entails the recording of, and separation of the bio data information from the scripts in preparation for marking.

The Caribbean Examination Council’s (CXC) representative at the making centre explained that there is a four-tier verification system in place at the centre which will ensure that scores are recorded correctly.

The Minister and his team also visited the National Centre for Education Resource Development (NCERD) where they met with Measurement and Evaluation Specialists and Chief Examiners for the various subject areas during the standardisation of the NGSA 2016 scripts.

Marking of the NGSA 2016 started on May 9 and is expected to conclude on May 14, 2016.