Improvements in four out of five GSAT subjects this year
The Ministry of Education is reporting that there were improvements in the performances of students in four out of the five Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) subjects this year.
Speaking at a press conference this afternoon Education Minister Ruel Reid said says the performances in Mathematics, Language Arts and Communication Task recorded a four per cent improve when compared with last year.
Reid further said Social Studies saw a 1.7 per cent increase.
But, he said the performance in Science declined by 4.5 per cent.
Reid said the overall improvement in performance is as a result of strategies implemented by the education ministry.
Reid also reported that for the first time in five years, male students had a higher mean percentage score in Language Arts than females.
Boys recorded a score of 76.7 per cent compared to the 68.5 per cent attained by girls.
A total of 39,729 students were registered to sit GSAT.
Some 1,521 students were absent from the exam.