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‘Students should have recognised ratio’

By RACHAEL ESPINET Monday, May 13 2013

WHILE the word “ratio” was not in the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) syllabus, students should have recognised the question in the SEA Math exam, because “proportions”, which is similar to ratios, was in the syllabus.

This was confirmed by Chief Education Officer in the Ministry of Education Harrilal Seecharan, in response to numerous complaints from parents and teachers on the controversial Question 35 of the SEA Math test, which left many students distressed during the examination last week Thursday. “I saw the question and the concern would have come from the word ‘ratio’ which is not on the syllabus. But the topic ‘proportion’ is on the syllabus. Apparently it was asked differently in the exam,” Seecharan told Newsday yesterday.

The marking of scripts should begin by the end of this week. Seecharan said the Caribbean Examination Council (CXC) is aware of the issue surrounding Question 35 and the question will be looked at to determine if it would be marked or left out by CXC officials in Barbados.

It is standard protocol for the Ministry to review the test papers before they are marked to ensure the paper was fair to the students. Seecharan promised that all will be done to ensure that no student is “disadvantaged” by the question.

As the students wait for their results, Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh confirmed he recently sent out request for more than 18,000 laptops. This will be the fourth year that Form One students will receive free laptops, courtesy of the Government, when they enter secondary school.

Last week, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said the ministry is looking into the possibility of distributing tablets to the students. Gopeesingh said the ministry is looking into the logistics of distributing the tablets and he will present his findings to the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

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