Tag: GSAT

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 – July 25, 2016

‘Disturbing!’ – Probe Launched After Cops Caught On Video In Tussle With Woman. The relationship between Jamaican citizens and the 151-year-old Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) is facing renewed scrutiny as a “disturbing” video showing St Andrew policemen kneeling on a

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

‘How We Teach Is Wrong’ – Poor Approach To Math, Science Showing Up In GSAT Results – Morrison. While this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) results have shown improvements in all areas but communication task, a closer look at

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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 16, 2016

Crackdown – Green Light Given To Anti-Crime Campaign To Go After Criminals. Less than a week into his tenure as minister of national security, Robert Montague revealed yesterday that he had given the green light to a multifaceted anti-crime campaign developed

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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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