For the CXC Results of 2016 it has been announced that 90 per cent of students in the region who sat the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in May and June received a passing grade.

However, only 64 per cent of those who sat the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) got a passing grade.

Glenroy Cumberbatch, Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) presented the regional results in Anguilla Friday morning.

Mr. Cumberbatch said results in the sciences have shown a decline for the last three years. He said a committee has been set up to identify the factors impeding students from doing better in science subjects.

The results of the exams will be available online soon.

Jamaica’s results next week

Jamaica will have to wait until next week to get details on how Jamaican candidates performed in the May/June CXC examinations.

Education Minister Ruel Reid, is expected to hold a press conference next Thursday. Senator Reid, who is off the island, is to return on Wednesday.

He will also speak on preparations for the reopening of schools.

Digital offerings

In the meantime, CXC will be expanding its digital offerings. This follows the introduction of electronic marking of some exams.

Stephen Savory, Director of Operations at CXC, announced that multiple choice examinations will be administered digitally in 2018.

Work will start this year on the new format. Mr. Savory said it will, among other things, benefit students with disabilities.

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