Teachers must be compensated for grading SBAs – Stabroek News

Dear Editor,

Please allow me some space to highlight a major injustice by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC).

Each year CXC offers over 25 CSEC subjects, most of these subjects have an SBA (School Based Assessment) component. Just recently even the English and

Mathematics syllabi were adjusted to include an SBA component. These SBAs generally are projects that contribute to, on average, 20% of a candidate’s overall score. The SBA is therefore a critical element of a student’s grade. These SBAs are taught, marked and corrected by teachers in schools across the Caribbean.

The months of January to March for most teachers are plagued with the pressures of SBA marking. Teachers teaching Grades 10 & 11 in all schools across the Caribbean are burdened with the additional workload of SBA…

Read More

***News stories appearing in this Feed are 3rd party content and are included strictly for non-commercial informational purposes.