GSAT ready! Education Ministry to release results Monday

Published: Saturday | June 18, 2011 Comments 0

THE MORE than 43,000 students who sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) can exhale on Monday as the eagerly anticipated results will be released by the Ministry of Education.

Principals are asked to pick up their packages at the regional offices at 9 a.m. on Monday.

In a release yesterday, the Education Ministry said it understood the anxiety and anticipation for the results of the exam.

However, the ministry noted that the results were not late as over the years it was normally released between the second and fourth week in June.

"The ministry stands ready to address all concerns and queries from parents and schools on the results. They can call in to the nearest regional office or the central office," the release said.

The ministry has also indicated that it was aware that some schools might face challenges with accessing the GSAT data electronically.

"We have listened to the concerns expressed by our various stakeholders and have sought to be more responsive," the ministry stated.

For this year's release of the GSAT results, the ministry pointed out that all sending schools would be getting a printed copy of the sending school's report followed by a CD for the DPIS platform - the software used for the release of the data.

"This is being done to facilitate easy access and to indicate to parents and students in an easy-to-use format all placements for secondary schools."

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