Scaling of marks being reviewed
October 20, 2014 1:06 am
The Ministry for Education has appointed a review committee to look into the scaling of marks in external examinations.
Minister for Education Dr Mahendra Reddy says the three member committee is well equipped and has the experience to carry out the task.
“The primary objective of this review is to ascertain whether the intended objective of scaling is met by the existing scaling process and formula that we have. We want to ensure that the scaling does not result in us sending students to the market who are not ready.”
The team from the University of the South Pacific is led by Head of School of Economics Professor Satya Paul, Professor Subash Chandra and Dr Jito Vanualailai who is the associate Professor of Mathematics.
“Since the scaling and the raw marks I think its a matter of concern that we need to look into again; the process of scaling, the process of scaling across subjects so that no students are disadvantaged and we are happy to help the Ministry.”
The result of the review will be known in about 3 weeks and will be implemented immediately.
Dr. Reddy has confirmed the findings of the review will be made public so that everyone knows how marks are scaled.