CXC Officers to Speak at International Education Conference

Two officers from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) will be speakers at the 37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment (IAEA) in Manila, Philippines later this month.

 Dr Didacus Jules, Registrar of CXC will speak on the topic “Examination Boards: Looking into the Future.” Dr Jules will be on a panel comprising Yoav Cohen of the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation in Israel, Tan Lay Choo of the Singapore Examination and Assessment Board and Jan Wiegers of Cito, Institute for Educational Measurement in Holland.

 Mrs Susan Giles, Senior Assistant Registrar-Examinations Administration and Security will present a paper on the topic “The Challenge of Managing Public Examinations in a Regional Collaboration Construct.”

 Mrs Giles presentation will review the operation of CXC over the past 30 years, to assess the challenges faced by the Council, and to determine whether it has successfully redirected, restructured and remodelled the public examinations systems in the Caribbean. 

 The 37th Conference of the International Association for Educational Assessment will be held from 23 – 28 October under the theme “Assessment and the Challenge of Globalization.”

 The International Association for Educational Assessment offers a global forum for institutions involved in all forms of educational assessment – in primary or secondary schools, colleges or the workplace. Its members include examining bodies, university departments, research organisations and government agencies from more than 50 countries on all continents.

 The IAEA’s purpose is to assist educational agencies in the development and appropriate application of educational assessment techniques to improve the quality of education.