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UPDATED: Basic, infant school students' assessment begins Tuesday

Published:Monday | May 9, 2016 | 5:23 AM

The literacy and numeracy skills of thousands of basic school students are to be assessed tomorrow and Wednesday to determine their readiness to go move on the primary school level. 

The Early Childhood Commission, which is administering the test, says the assessment will target four-year-old students enrolled in more than 90 per cent of the island’s early childhood institutions.

It says the findings of the assessment will help the commission to identify weak areas and to undertake the appropriate interventions and referrals.

The Commission says the National Four Year Old School Readiness Assessment Test is expected to be an annual exercise.

*NOTE: Earlier, this story had said the assessment would begin today. That was incorrect. It actually begins on Tuesday.