National Assessment Week Begins

More than 2,000 public and primary school students across the island will face examinations today as the Ministry of Education’s annual national assessments begin.

On Monday and Tuesday of this week the Grades 2 and 4 National Assessments will take place and students will be assessed in the areas of Language Arts and Mathematics.

Ministry officials report that preparations for the annual assessments were completed well in advance and everything should run smoothly during the two-day testing period.

The Acting Assistant Director in the Measurement and Evaluation Unit, Ineta Francis explains that once the assessments have ended, the scripts will be marked and analysed, before schools are updated on their students’ overall performance, strengths and weaknesses.

Meantime, Later this week on June 1st and 2nd, 1304 students will write the Grade Six National Assessment, the most important exam of their primary school years.

On Wednesday, Language Arts and Science will be tested and on Thursday, the subject of Mathematics and Social Studies will be assessed.

Once the assessments are marked and reviewed, the students will then be placed in secondary schools to move on to the next step of their educational journey.

News Reporter

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