NGSA results out today

NGSA results out today

first_imgThe 14,551 students who sat the recent National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) will know their fate today as the results are expected to be announced by Education Minister Nicolette Henry at the National Centre for Educational Resource Development (NCERD).On March 28 and 29, 2018, Grade Six students from both public and private primary schools across the country wrote the examination so as to complete their primary education programme and gain entry into the secondary education system. They were tested in the areas of Mathematics, English, Social Studies, and Science.Last year, the highest possible score that could have been obtained was 529 marks in the combined subject areas.The Minister had at that time underscored that 2017’s results were an improvement over 2016’s and she once again observed that efforts would have been employed to ensure that this trend continued. The NGSA score is calculated by adding five percent of each candidate’s Grade Two scores in Mathematics and English, and 10 per cent of the Grade Four score in the same subjects.This is then added to 85 per cent of each candidate’s score in those subjects at the Grade Six Assessment. The combined scores in Mathematics and English were then added to the scores gained in Science and Social Studies.These students wrote their National Grades Two and Four Assessments back in 2012 and 2014 respectively.The NGSA was a replacement of the longstanding Common Entrance Examination, which was a one-off assessment at the Grade Six level.last_img

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