Name: Cynthia, Lucilla, Agatha Crump DOB: August 06, 1954 (Antigua W.I)
Cynthia Crump (B.Ed.; M.Ed) A graduate of The University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus) – Majoring in Assessment & Evaluation (Curricula and Programmes).
An educator for the past thirty-three (33) years; presently the Assistant Director of Education - Curriculum, Measurement & Testing, Ministry of Education, Antigua and Barbuda.
Philosophy of life is based on the tenets: hard work, diligence, perseverance and commitment; committed to strengthening capabilities and sharing knowledge and skills and have therefore accepted every opportunity to take varied roles. Professional experiences include:
- Teacher: Antigua Grammar and Antigua Girls’ High Schools
- Lecturer: Department of Teacher Education, Antigua State College
- Facilitator / Trainer: Workshops and Professional Development Seminars at the primary, Secondary and Tertiary Levels; Census 2001
- Examiner: Designing, reviewing, marking and reporting on local High Stakes Examinations
- Advisor / Supervisor: Research Projects at the Secondary, College/University Levels
- Researcher/Evaluator: Education-related projects
- Writer: One publication: Designing Fair and Valid Tests and Assignments in 2003/5; Two other unpublished books; educational articles in the Antigua and Barbuda Teachers’ Union Newsletter and daily newspapers
- Dance – former member of the National Dance Theatre
- Poetry Reading and Writing (First place in the UNESCO/Antigua state College Poetry Competition in 2004);
- Music (fulfilling a life-long dream by teaching myself on the keyboard)
In addition, I am driven by the belief:
“Professional Development is important to improve not only the individual, but also others s/he comes in contact with and is responsible for….
The Common Entrance results are used primarily for selection of students whom we evaluate as "passing exams"; the Test of Standards or Minimum Competency Test (National Assessment) is a useful tool in evaluating the number of objectives which students have mastered, and thus will be more useful in placing students fairly.