EXAMINATIONS & ASSESSMENT DIVISION

 

ABOUT THE EXAMINATION & ASSESSMENT SECTION

 

Monitoring their progress course 12 years.  Students are examined at 4 key stages:

  

  • GLAT3 (Grade 3) a diagnostic and achievement examination

  • GLAT6 ( Grade 6) a diagnostic and achievement examination

  • BJC typically (Grade 9) and achievement examination

  • BGCSE (Typically Grade 12) an exit achievement examination

 

Today, the Division is proud that the majority of students in Bahamian school leave primary and secondary school with an accredited and respected national international achievement record.

 

The GLAT BJC and BGCSE:

  • Encourage positive achievement,

  • Employ an extended 7-point grading system and

  • Focus on higher order skills rather than merely relying on recall

 

Introduced in 1985 with the assistance of the psychological Corporation of San Antonio Texas, the GLAT is now developed, administered and marked in the Bahamas 3 and 6 students are tested in mathematics language Art Grade 6 students receive additional testing in Science and Social Studies.The GLAT is administered to all Government Primary school and majority of Impendent primary school.

 

Introduced in 1953, the BJC’s three-year course of study culminates in an examination which offers eleven subjects: Religious studies Technical Drawing Art & Design, Craft, Social Studies English Language, LiteratureHealth Science, General Science Mathematics, and family & Consumer Science

 

Twenty –seven subjects are offered: Art & Design employment. vocational training designed for students at the senior high level the BGCSE was introduced in1993. It’s three- year course of study prepares students for more advanced academic study as well as Craft , Art & grading papers & awarding results through certification and national awards ceremony:

 

  • Compiling and preparing statistics and general, subject and center reports

  • revising the syllabi visiting,

  • visiting the school to explain  the Divisions  policies and practices and to conduct a workshop for administrator teacher and the student s assuming the responsibility as local Authority for the administrators, teacher, and students.

  • level and professional examinations, such as SAT, college of all international, administration assuming the responsibility as Local Authority for the GRE , MCAT, GGE LLB, and degree courses,

  • ACCA (Accounting Exam ), College  of Estate Managers (COEM) and London Chambers of commerce and Industry Examination.

  • Providing subject syllabi and past examination papers  CD’s to the general public preparing documents in its Registry and Research Section, such as student records.

  • Reintroducing the BJC Literature examination in 2015 after a hiatus of twenty years. The BJC Literature programme  seeks to develop in student an appreciation for the Bahamian and other literature, as reading and creative writing.

  • Expanding a highly successful online  registration  programme that allows schools registration programme  that allows school  in the capital and in the family island to digitally register candidate  for national  high school examination.

  • Making  the New Providence branch of the Division accessible to the physically disabled by providing  a ramp for wheelchair-bound visitors (2015).

  • Refurbishing the storage areas at the Division in New Providence expansion  electrification, easier access files (2015).

  • Relocation the Grand Bahama office (2016).

  • Revising the BJC  English Language.

  • Syllabus, with the first exam sitting in 2015:

 

Design/ Craft keyboarding Skill Auto Mechanics, Religious studies, Geography, Physics, Commerce, English Language , Economic Literature, Mathematics, History, Biology, French Music Spanish Chemistry, Electrical Installation, Graphical Communication, Food and Nutrition combined Science, Carpentry & Joinery, Office Procedures, bookkeeping & Accounts clothing Construction

           Several Major responsibilities of the Division:

  • Promoting efficient examination administration,

  • Overseeing the setting of Examination ensuring that all questions are set accordance  with subject syllabi;

  • Ensuring the quality  and accuracy  of printing of the question papers,

  • Inspecting marking centres, facilitating the co-ordination examiners, making and official transcripts, statements of results and verification of examination documents.

 

   

HIGH LIGHTS OF 2012-2017    

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  • Establishing the following awards 2012 to honor three pioneers of the national BGCSE examination:

  • Minister of Education, the late Honourable Paul L. Adderley Award for the best overall Performance in the BGCE examination  

  • Director of Education on consultant Marjorie Davis: The Majorie Davis Award for the BGCSE Best Overall Performance in Government Schools.

  • Assistant Director of Education, Carol L Hanna: The Carol L. Hanna Award for the BGCSE Best Overall Performance in Independent Schools results now provide a more precise picture of candidates' capabilities.

  • Revising the BJC Modern Languages syllabi, with the first sitting for Spanish and French 2017.

  • Revising the BGCSE Biology Syllabus, with the first exam sitting being 2017.

  • Beginning in 2015, following through with its initiative to establish high school students being required to have at least four BJC subjects to receive it. The 2015 BJC examination registration saw an overwhelming increase in the number increase in the number of candidates - from 8,998 in 2014 to 10,573 in 2015 and increase of 17.50%. For the Examination, we have an increase of approximately 9.4% over 2015.

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The Bahamas’ Ministry of Education (Moe) has responsibility for more than 50,000 K-12 students in approximately 170 educational institutions in The Commonwealth of The Bahamas, which are dispersed over 14 districts in the major islands. Our goal is to increase the graduation rate from 50% to 80% by 2030. The MoE aims to create an educational system that is technologically sound and competitive and that develops the strengths of each child, whether academic or otherwise, towards the maximum contribution that he/she is able to make to the national development of The Bahamas.

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