Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Grace McLean, is assuring that the results of this year's Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) will be ready on time.
“The results will be available as is customary in the third week of June in schools as well as for parents to access,” she told JIS News.
She further stated that the results will be available online and the procedures regarding how parents will access this information will be presented at a press conference to be held before the results are released.
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.
In the meantime, Mrs. McLean said the National Students Registration System (NSRS) is 90 per cent complete at the primary level, with over 220,000 students already registered. A total of 48,000 have been registered at the secondary level.
"The verification is currently being done to ensure that each student at the primary level is registered. This is expected to be completed within the next two months,” she told JIS News.
The National Students Registration System seeks to capture information on all students in the school system and place it on a single national database.
It is hoped that the system will help to significantly reduce the registration challenges experienced each year in the education system; speed up the registration process; allow more time for data verification; achieve greater accuracy; and reduce cost to the Ministry.
All public and private institutions offering primary level education will be required to adopt the minimum standards for the registration of students through the NSRS.
By Latonya Linton, JIS Reporter