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Majka DrewitzEducational Credential Evaluators Inc. , USACleveland Sam Caribbean Examinations Council, BarbadosAlthea Gordon-ClennonUniversity of the West indies at Mona, JamaicaPresenter:Majka DrewitzResearch & Knowledge Management Evaluator / Senior EvaluatorEducational Credential Evaluators, Inc.Milwaukee, WIwww.ece.orgAccreditation in the Commonwealth Caribbean Accreditation vs Official Degree-Granting Recognition Public vs Private Institutions Official Degree-Granting Recognition in the United States Official Degree-Granting Recognition in the CaribbeanCaribbean Systems with an active national accreditation bodyCountry National Accreditation Council (NAC) & date of establishmentActive NAC has accredited programsCurrent Supervisory Body if a NAC is not operatingBarbados Barbados Accreditation Council, 2004 Yes No n/aGuyana National Accreditation Council, 2005Yes NoMinistry of Education, with some institutions under jurisdiction of Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of HealthJamaica University Council Jamaica, 1987Yes Yes n/aSt. Kitts and NevisSt. Kitts and Nevis Accreditation Board, 2000Yes YesThe NAC works in conjunction with the Ministry of EducationTrinidad & TobagoAccreditation Council of Trinidad & Tobago, 2004 Yes Yes n/aCaribbean systems with legislation in place for an accreditation bodyCountryNational Accreditation Council (NAC) & date of establishmentLegislation in place for a NACHas draft legislation for a NACCurrent Supervisory Body if a NAC is not operatingAntigua & BarbudaNational Accreditation Board, 2006Yes n/aMinistry of EducationBahamas National Accreditation and Equivalency Council of the Bahamas, 2006 Yes n/aTertiary/Quality Assurance Division of the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture; works in conjunction with the Public Service Department which approves qualifications for employment.Bermuda n/a No Yes Ministry of EducationDominica n/aYes n/aMinistry of Education and Human Resource DevelopmentMontserrat n/a n/a Yes Ministry of EducationSt. Vincent & the GrenadinesSt. Vincent & the Grenadines National Accreditation BoardNo Yes Ministry of EducationCaribbean Systems with traditional quality assurance structuresCountryCurrent Supervisory Body if a NAC is not operatingAnguilla Education Department of the Ministry of Social DevelopmentBritish Virgin IslandsDepartment of Education and Culture of the Ministry of Education and CultureCayman Islands Education Council of the Ministry of Education, Training and EmploymentGrenada Ministry of EducationTurks & Caicos IslandsMinistry of Education, Youth, Sports and CulturePresenter:Cleveland SamAssistant RegistrarCaribbean Examinations Council, Barbadoswww.cxc.orgCaribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Est. 1972 as regional examination board to replace the UK boardsOffered first examinations in 1979Development of syllabuses, exams, and exams administrationOffices in Barbados and JamaicaThe Caribbean Exams: Recognise Worldwidewww.cxc.orgStrategic Vision Making CXC a globally competitive brandMaking CXC an IT-intelligent organisationImproving products and services www.cxc.org16 Participating TerritoriesAntigua &BarbudaAnguillaBarbadosBelizeBritish Virgin IslandsCaymanIslandsDominicaGrenadaGuyanaJamaicaMontserratSt. Kitts &NevisSt. LuciaTurks and Caicos IslandsSt. Vincent and the GrenadinesTrinidad &Tobagowww.cxc.orgExaminations Offered by the CXCCaribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC)Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ)www.cxc.orgCXC System of Assessment Criterion-referenced systemPerformance is measured against specific objectives, set criteria or standards School-Based Assessment at CSEC Internal Assessment at CAPE Continuous Assessment General: leads to post-secondary studies Technical: knowledge for technical competence and post-secondary studies Proficiencieswww.cxc.org6-Point Grading SystemPrior to 1998 Post 1998Grade 1 Grade 1Grade 2Grade 2 Grade 3Grade 3 Grade 4Grade 4 Grade 5Grade 5 Grade 6www.cxc.orgCaribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) 1-Unit = three modules 2-Unit = two 1-Unit coursesSubjects are 1-Unit or 2-Unit Each requiring 150 hours List all subjects Includes a statement on Profile grade (CSEC) or Module grade (CAPE) Assessment of performance in each subject (Overall Grade)The Certificatewww.cxc.orgCXC Associate Degrees9 Associate Degrees OfferedBusiness StudiesComputer Science Environmental ScienceGeneral StudiesHumanitiesMathematicsModern LanguagesNatural SciencesTechnical Studies www.cxc.orgCXC Associate Degrees Grade Point Averagewww.cxc.orgTranscripts The ProcessStudent goes to www.cxc.orgDownloads the Transcript Request formPrints and completes formSends to CXC with US$10.00Rush charge of Us$25.00 for next day delivery Transcript is sent to universitywww.cxc.orghttp://www.cxc.org/TranscriptsThe university sends CXC the list of the students who are awaiting acceptance When the initial results are compiled those students results are sent directly to the university www.cxc.orgEarly Release of results Building Partnerships CXC Your College or University CXC Associate Degree CAPE QualificationsArticulation Agreement How schools treat CAPE and CSEC qualifications Number of students with CAPE and CSEC entering each yearInformation on credits and exemptionswww.cxc.orgArticulation with US Schoolswww.cxc.orgUSFTwo-and-two agreement for specific bachelor degreesMonroe College One year off for Business Administration and Computer ScienceSUNY-Plattsburgh One year off for any corresponding bachelors degreesJohnson and WalesCredits and exemptions for all CAPE Units Oglethorpe One year off for corresponding bachelor degrees Presenter:Mrs. Althea Gordon-ClennonSenior Assistant Registrar, International Students OfficeThe University of the West IndiesMona Campus, Jamaica, W.I.UWI The Premier tertiary level institution in the English-speaking Caribbean 4 campuses serving 16 countries of the English speaking Caribbean Committed to unlocking West Indian potentialTeaching and Learning geared toward unlocking West Indian potentialCutting edge Research with a Caribbean focusProviding Strategic and Policy Advice to public and private institutions Leading the way in educational reform in the Caribbean Modernized education strategies at UWI The Open CampusUWI the leading researchinstitution in the Region.Development in Research by Faculty Engineering Humanities & Education Law Medical Sciences Pure and Applied Science Science and Agriculture Social Sciences RESEARCH FOCUS: Agriculture Climate Change Geo-Science Medical Technology Marine Biology Educational Studies Linguistics Cultural Studies Diaspora Studies Political Science HIV/AIDS Prevention and Management Information and Communication Technology Justice and Security Poverty Reduction Public Health Trade and Sustainable Economic Growth Caribbean Studies The UWI- CARICOM Integration Project Connecting UWI experts to international and regional businesses, Governments and NGOs through the UWI Business Development Offices The UWI Consulting CompanyThe Internationalization Process Why internationalize? Difficulties with the internationalization process International staff and student statistics International perceptionsUWI Online www.uwi.eduCave Hill Campus: www.cavehill.uwi.eduMona Campus: www.mona.uwi.edu www.facebook.com/uwi-mona-admissions www.twitter.com/uwiadmissions.Open Campus: www.open.uwi.eduSt. Augustine Campus: www.sta.uwi.edu www.facebook.com/UWISTA www.flickr.com/photos/theuwi/ www.twitter.com/UWI_StAugustineThank you! Majka Drewitz mdrewitz@ece.org Cleveland Sam csam@cxc.org Althea Gordon-Clennon althea.gordon@uwimona.edu.jmmailto:mdrewitz@ece.orgmailto:csam@cxc.orgmailto:althea.gordon@uwimona.edu.jm

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