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Caribbean Journal of Education

The need for a Broader View of Student Readiness for Secondary Education: An Analysis of Performance in the Grade Six Achievement Test

Publication Date: 
September 2009

The Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) in Jamaica is administered to students in the year in which they are expected to conclude their primary education. It assesses students for placement in secondary schools, where they are expected to continue their education by building on the foundation that they received at the primary level. Concerns about the level of preparedness of students at the end of grade six for the transition to secondary education have long been a source of public discussion, led more recently by the pronouncements of the Minister and Ministry of Education, based on consideration of the GSAT results. The Minister and Ministry of Education have focused on corrective action in literacy as a way of addressing the deficiency in preparedness of students for this transition.

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