Ministry of Education, Guyana

Description of the Assessment

  1. The examination is based on the Grades 7 to 9 Curriculum.
  2. The examination is primarily diagnostic in nature.
  3. Headteachers must hold meetings with subject teachers before and after the examination so that:
  1. the most appropriate strategies for the “treatment” of observed weaknesses can be explored.
  2. suggestions/recommendations for improving the examination can be discussed, recorded and subsequently forwarded to the Chief Education Officer.

Description of the Assessment

  1. This assessment is primarily used to place pupils into secondary schools.
  2. The assessment is based on the current curriculum guides including National Grade Six syllabus for the four (4) core subjects: Mathematics, English Language, Science and Social Studies. Each subject will consist of two papers. Paper 1 (Multiple Choice Items) and Paper 11 (Essay Items).
  3. The grade earned at the National Grade Six Assessment is a combination of five percent (5%) of each candidate’s Grade Two score in Mathematics and English, and ten percent (10%) of the Grade Four score in the same subjects, added to eighty five percent (85%) of each candidate’s Grade Six score in those subjects. The combined scores in Mathematics and English will then be added to the scores gained in Science and Social Studies.

Description of the Assessment

  1. This assessment is based on the Grades 1 – 4 Curriculum including Literacy and Numeracy Standards.
  2. The assessment is primarily diagnostic in nature, however 10% of the Grade earned contributes to the National Grade Six Assessment results for each candidate.
  3. The English Language component is referred to as the NationalGrade Four Literacy Assessments.
  4. Headteachers can hold meetings with Grades Four and Five teachers after the assessment so that:
  1. an intervention plan must be developed for pupils who have not attained the standard.
  2. the most appropriate strategies for the correction of observed weaknesses can be applied at the school level.

Description OF Assessment

  1. The assessment is based on the Grades 1 – 2 English Language and Mathematics Curriculum Guides
  2. The assessment is primarily diagnostic in nature, however 5% of the Grade earned contributes to the National Grade Six Assessment results for each candidate.
  3. Headteachers must hold meetings with Grade Two teachers before and after the assessment so that:
  1. the most appropriate strategies for the correction of observed weaknesses can be applied at the school level;
  2. suggestions for improving the assessment can be analysed and recorded, and recommendations made to the Chief Education Officer.

Below is a table indicating the Examination Dates for the year 2014 -2015

Mission Statement

To facilitate the efficient administration of both local and overseas examinations, and to ensure that the integrity of these examinations is maintained.

Description of Division

The Examinations Division has responsibility for making arrangements for the administration of all public examinations, which come under the purview of the Ministry of Education, and for providing other services related to examinations.

Public examinations are conducted for primary schools, secondary schools and technical and vocational schools. These examinations not only facilitate selection for higher levels of education and for training and employment, but they also supply feedback on the curriculum and the efficacy of instructional strategies. The examinations are a motivating force for students and teachers.

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