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CTVET introduces serialization and a new grading system to students

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The Commission for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (CTEVET) has introduced two new innovations to help improve the operations of the Commission.

The two innovations are the introduction of test serialization and the revision of the grading system for students after their examinations.

Dr Fred Kyei Asamoah, the Director General of CTVET, who announced this on Monday during a press briefing in Accra was upbeat that the new initiatives will help improve operations of the institution and also promote fairness among all candidates who write their certificate II Core and Elective examinations.
Test serialization
The Director General indicated that the test serialization was simply the process of generating different set of the same questions but with different positions of the test items, options and keys on the question papers of each candidate.
He explained that with serialization, candidates in the same examination hall may receive the same questions but with different question numbers.
Dr Kyei Asamoah stated that the test serialization was to ensure that cheating during examinations was a thing of the past.
The Director General mentioned the key characteristics of the testing to easy testing students with different versions of the same questions, allowing the same test items to be administered at different examination centre, produce consistency and comparable scores as well as measures the same content and construct.
He stated that the test serialization which starts on July 10th to August 3rd during the writing this year Certificate II will see eight sets of questions being set for each question for the Core and Elective subjects.
Revised grading system
Dr Kyei Asamoah also spoke about the revisions being made on the grading system for the Certificate II Core and Elective examinations.
This, according to him was to ensure that it would be at par with the grading system of other examination bodies like the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) and also to ensure that technical students face very few challenges when progressing to study at the tertiary level.
The examination would see a total of 32,402 candidates comprising of 23,990 males and 8412 females writing the exams in seven programme areas. The courses include pre-tertiary Diploma, Diploma in Business Studies (DBS), Certificate II (Intermediate), Technicians Part II, Technicians part III and Advance.
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