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Educational Studies; Faculty of Arts and Education
CXC and the teaching of mathematics
Education in the West Indies: Developments and perspectives, 1948-1988
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Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies
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Looks at student performance in the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations. Notes that '[t]he public examination as the determinant of what is taught in our schools continues to provide, among other things, the criterion for judging the standard of performance of students and consequently of teachers and schools ...' Poor performance in these examinations is not a recent phenomenon since performance in the GCE examinations was always poor. A fundamental issue for educators should 'be the extent to which the CXC examinations are meeting the intended goals as an achievement examination and the extent to which these are acceptable criteria for the evaluation of classroom experiences'. Concludes that the success of the Caribbean Examination Council 'rests on the rock-bed of quality teaching and has implications for teacher training programmes'.....