The results of the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) will be made available to schools by midday on Wednesday (June 20).
This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Rev. The Hon. Ronald Thwaites, during his contribution to the 2012/2013 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on Tuesday June 19.
The Minister also informed that there have been improvements in the national average for each subject area.
“The effect is that schools will be receiving better performing students who are better prepared for secondary education,” Rev. Thwaites said.
He further stated that the Ministry, in due course, will announce a new examination to replace the GSAT, which will emphasise aptitude and skills with appropriate age related content.
“I believe that with this mix our children will be better prepared for challenges of the 21st Century,” Rev. Thwaites said.
More than 44,000 students from across the island sat the examination on March 22 and 23, 2012.
Students were tested in the critical areas of the primary school curriculum, including: mathematics, language arts, science, social studies and communication tasks.
By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter