Ministry of Education: The Alternative Secondary Transitional Education Programme (ASTEP) Conceptual Framework

Jamaica Ministry of Education
March 1, 2011

The Ministry of Education in its policy thrust to raise the literacy level of the school-aged population, implemented in 2009, the Competence-Based Transition Policy to regulate the flow of children from the primary to the secondary level. This new direction will link eligibility for Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to certification in literacy based on the externally administered Grade 4 Literacy Test.

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