WENR

eWENR, November/December 1998

REGIONAL NEWS

 The Americas 

COMMONWEALTH CARIBBEAN

In June, the Caribbean Examinations Council introduced a new grading scale for the Secondary Education Certificate examination that it administers in 16 participating countries.

The New Caribbean
Grading Scale

GRADE I
Candidate shows a comprehensive grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill and competencies required by the syllabus.

GRADE II
Candidate shows a good grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill and competencies required by the syllabus.

GRADE III
Candidate shows a fairly good grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill and competencies required by the syllabus.

GRADE IV
Candidate shows a moderate grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill and competencies required by the syllabus.

GRADE V
Candidate shows a limited grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill and competencies required by the syllabus.

GRADE VI
Candidate shows a very limited grasp of the key concepts, knowledge, skill and competencies required by the syllabus.

The new six-point grading scheme replaced the old scale, which consisted of five overall grades and four supplementary