Final preparations ahead of national assessments


With just about two weeks before the commencement of the 2017 Grade 6 National Assessment, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is making final preparations ahead of the testing of more than one thousand final year primary students.

Assistant Director of Education, Measurement and Evaluation, Ineta Francis says plans are well advanced, adding that the printing of test papers will be completed by the end of this week, and the preparations of packages for distribution to schools will commence next week.

A total of 1,321 students from public and private institutions have registered for this year’s Grade 6 National Assessment, scheduled for 31st May and 1st June, 2017. They will be tested in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The assessment paves the way for entry into the secondary school system.

Zone officers within the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology have been holding retreats, providing students with examination tips, guidelines and motivation ahead of their assessments.

In 2016, Emmanuel Abigail Chiddick of Gray’s Crescent Primary School emerged top student in the Grade 6 National Assessment, securing 378 marks out of 400.

Meanwhile, Grades 2 and 4 National Assessments will be held on May 29th and 30th, 2017. Students will be tested in literacy and numeracy (Language Arts, Mathematics), to determine their levels of competencies as it relates to the curriculum.

(Press Release)

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