District rankings of GCE A/L results cancelled
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Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education, Doctor Sunil Jayantha Navarathna says that the islandwide and district rankings issued following the release of the GCE Advanced Level Examination results, have been cancelled.
He went onto say that this measure was taken owing to an error that occurred when compiling the rankings.
Accordingly, he noted that steps have been taken to re-compile these rankings.
However, Secretary to the Ministry of Higher Education, Doctor Sunil Jayantha Navarathna
pointed out that no change will be made in the individual subject grades and the Z-Score.
The results of the 2011 Advanced Level examination were released last evening.
Courtesy: News First
All Z scores were calculated wrongly in 2011 Advanced level examinations by the examinations department. Correct method of calculating Z score is by calculating Z score for each examination paper. Each subject had two different sets of papers. Raw marks of two different sets of literature papers cannot be taken together for calculation of Z score for literature. Z score for each subject comes from the raw marks of the same examination. Raw marks of totally different examinations cannot be mixed on a one list to calculate Z score for that subject. Z Sores for each paper need to be calculated independently. Then the average of three papers for three subjects comes as the correct Z score for the candidate. If the methodology is incorrect results were wrong. Methodology is wrong when they include two different sets of raw marks together to calculate Z score for any subject. Z scores of the entire A/L examination in the year 2011 seem to be incorrect. Complete reevaluation of z scores would help rectify this disorderly chaotic situation prevailing in the examination results.
Oh god it’s our kids lives. Already ruined festive mood of entire families. Minister just shoot words without knowing what happend in his own ministry. It’s ok you need some more time. What we need is Accuracy. President can not interfere with all these nonsences. Dear God give them brains.
MAAGE DESHAYA AVADIKARANU MANA PIYANANEEEE…………..