Tag: Grade Six Achievement Test

Primary Education in Jamaica: From Common Entrance to GSAT to PEP

Primary education in Jamaica has undergone many changes over the years. The eras can be defined by the exit examinations that students have been required to take in order to get placement into higher education system. The first notable exam

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What You Need To Know About Jamaica’s Primary Exit Profile (PEP)

News media and education circles in Jamaica have been abuzz following the announcement from Education Minister Ruel Reid that the Primary Exit Profile will replace the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). Since its implementation in 1999, GSAT has been the

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – June 27, 2016

PNP NEC Reviews Election Report In Marathon Meeting – Blythe Wants To Know When Portia Will Leave. The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Opposition People’s National Party yesterday ended an eight and a half hour meeting with partial acceptance of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 21, 2016

Unfair! – Civil Servants Take Issue With New Mandate To Earn Promotions. Withdraw it! That’s the demand from the Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), which is branding as an “imposition” a recent order by the Office of the Services Commissions mandating

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 17, 2016

Turn Back The Toll – Motorists Face March 21 Deadline For Submissions On Fees For North-South Link To Highway 2000. Members of the public have until next Monday – March 21 – to put in writing for consideration by the relevant

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 15, 2016

Burchell Whiteman Disappointed With High-Stakes, Stressful GSAT…Reflects On 17 Years Of The Exam. The educator who led the Ministry of Education when the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) was first administered in 1999 says that he is disappointed that it has

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – November 24, 2015

Collaborate To Bridge Gap Between Primary And Prep Schools – Educators React To Gleaner/Bill Johnson GSAT Rankings. The 2015 Gleaner-Bill Johnson Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) rankings show that prep schools continue to outperform their primary-school counterparts in the exams. Educators,

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 26, 2015

Murders Near 800 – Ja Records 20% Jump Over Corresponding Period Last Year. Figures obtained by The Gleaner show that 775 persons were reported killed up to Monday, a 20 per cent increase when compared with the 643 murders reported over

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – August 24, 2015

Never A Doubt – Bolt Defies Naysayers To Become Most Decorated Male In World Champs History. Like he did in the semi-final a couple of hours earlier – when he almost fell on his face but came back to win –

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – July 10, 2015

Comrades Fuming … They Don’t Want Joan Gordon Webly In Their Camp. The People’s National Party (PNP) seems set to explode with members, blind with rage and on a collision course with the leadership, following disclosure that old Jamaica Labour Party

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