Two years of Cambridge results to be released

  • Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Results for public school children’s exams sat more than a year ago will be revealed in the autumn, an education ministry representative has said.

The spokeswoman added that the Cambridge Checkpoint results for the 2017-18 academic year would be unveiled in October.

She added that the results of the 2019 exams would be released at the same time.

The response came after Diallo Rabain, the education minister, was asked about the status of the exam results this week.

Mr Rabain was asked when the results of the 2018 exams had been received by the Government and why they had not been released to the public.

He was also asked if recommendations made by Cambridge Curriculum assessors who visited Bermuda in March last year had been implemented.

Recommended improvements included an increased pace of learning, increased pupil workload, and more challenging assigned work.

Mr Rabain did not provide responses by press time yesterday.

Primary 6 and Middle 3 public school pupils, the classes who take the Cambridge Checkpoint exams, are assessed annually in three areas; English, maths and science.

A report on the 2017 exam results was delivered by Mr Rabain in February 2018, ten months after pupils sat the test.

He said then: “In the past, we’ve reported the results in October. However, the technical staff at the Department of Education have taken time to prepare a more parent-friendly and community-friendly report.”

Mr Rabain added that the Bermuda Public School system “is the only public school system in the world to use Cambridge to administer these assessments system wide”.

Mr Rabain told MPs in a ministerial statement in the House of Assembly in March 2018 that he had told the public the month before “that our students were not performing at the expected standards for English, maths and science”.

He added that maths results provided the “greatest concern”.

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Published Aug 30, 2019 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 30, 2019 at 7:56 am)

Two years of Cambridge results to be released

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