The Cambridge Assessment International Education has announced a new methodology to grade students. It said the grades will depend on data provided by educational centres and schools to make “evidence-based decisions about grades” for the May/June 2020 examinations, as majority of the schools around the globe remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Uzma Yousuf, Country Director, Pakistan, of Cambridge Assessment International Education, said:
“The decision on grades to be awarded to students will be made by Cambridge, using our own evidence combined with evidence from schools. We are asking schools to collaborate with us as we make evidence-based decisions about grades for each student in each subject they have entered for in the May/June 2020 exam series.”
She further said that Cambridge was trying to determine what evidence schools will be able to provide to help grade students. “This evidence will include examples of work students have done to prepare for their May/ June 2020 exams,”
Cambridge assured students that grades awarded will carry the same currency as before and will enable students to move ahead in their educational career.
In earlier statement, Cambridge announced that it will not going to hold exams in any country. “We have taken the difficult decision not to run our international examinations in the May/June 2020 series in any country. This includes Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma and Cambridge Pre-U.”
The announcement comes weeks after several countries in Europe, Asia, US, and the Middle East are under lock down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.