Thwaites to speak on 2013 GSAT results

Education Minister, Ronald Thwaites is to deliver a statement to Parliament tomorrow, on this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).

The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre has been informed that the results will be made available to schools on Thursday.

Along with an assessment of the results, Thwaites is expected to say the steps taken to resolve an irregularity in the March sitting of the placement exam.

In March, the Ministry said 24 of the 83 schools in Region 3, were affected by incomplete GSAT Mathematics question papers.

Meanwhile, immediately following his Parliamentary statement, Mr. Thwaites is to head a ministry team that will host a press briefing at 4 o’clock.

Last week he hinted that this year’s GSAT results are better than those for last year.

Approximately 43 thousand students sat the examination, which was administered on March 21 and 22.