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Correction re Grade Four Exam data

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 5:15 AMColin Steer

 

THE EDITOR, Sir:

In your editorial of 4th instant titled 'The Budget, grade four test and university bailout', you referred to the results representing a four percentage-point decline from 2016. This is inaccurate.

The results published in print media on May 3 and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information's website at http://www.moey.gov.jm/grade-four-numeracy-test-results-school refer to exams sat in June 2016. Any comparative analysis with a previous year's sitting should therefore be 2015.

The Grade Four Literacy Exams for 2017 are scheduled for June 21 and the Numeracy Exams for June 22.

COLIN STEER

Director, Corporate Communications

Ministry of Education, Youth and Information