#Providenciales, July 4, 2018 – Turks and Caicos – The Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services commends all Grade Six students for their performance in the 2018 Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) administered on 13th and 14th June 2018. Four hundred and forty-five (487) students were registered for GSAT. Three hundred and sixty-eight (368) of these students scored 50% or higher. The pass rate for 2018 is 75.56% compared with 80.45% in 2017. The table and graph below show the pass rates for the period 2009 to 2018.
|OVERALL PERCENT PASSES||64.4||69.3||83.3||74.8||77.8||68.3||72.1||75.1||80.45||75.56|
The pass rate in Mathematics increased by 11.91% compared with the results for 2017. There was a slight decrease in the pass rate for English and the pass rate in Science decreased by 19.56%. The pass rate for the General Paper increased by 2.91%. Neroy Kennedy of Ona Glinton Primary scored 98.40% in Mathematics. T’Andre James of Precious Treasures International scored 94.50% in English. Franklyn Ewing of Eliza Simons Primary scored 93.50% in Science. Margaret Lewis of Ona Glinton Primary and Chimbuchi Orumba of Ianthe Pratt Primary shared first place in the General Paper with 96.50%.
The Ministry congratulates the students and schools who are among the top ten in the country:
NAME OF STUDENT GENDER NAME OF SCHOOL AVERAGE
Franklyn Ewing Male Eliza Simons Primary 92.29
T’Andre James Male Precious Treasures Intl. 92.19
Chelsea Been Female Eliza Simons Primary 91.71
Wodmael Plaisimond Male Enid Capron Primary 91.71
Margaret Lewis Female Ona Glinton Primary 91.71
Eboni Harvey Female Ona Glinton Primary 91.05
Neroy Kennedy Male Ona Glinton Primary 90.00
Damari James Male Ona Glinton Primary 89.71
Jean Hilaire Male Enid Capron Primary 89.33
Widelene Plaismond Female Enid Capron Primary 89.14
Tre’von Wilson Male Ona Glinton Primary 89.14
Noelisa Benjamin Male Faith Preparatory 89.14
The graph below shows the spread of marks in 2018 compared with 2017. The graph shows that while there is a decrease in the pass rate there is also an increase in the number of students who scored between 70 and 89 percent this year compared with 2017.
The impact of the storms at the commencement of the school year brought new challenges. The Government has expressed its commitment to rebuilding stronger more resilient schools, and to ensuring that all learners have the tools needed to be successful. The Ministry will continue to make professional development opportunities available to all staff, continuously upgrade facilities in primary and high schools and expand the ICT inventory in schools.
The Ministry remains committed building a resilient and inclusive education system in which each learner can be successful. The Ministry of Education extends best wishes to all Grade Six achievers as they transition to high school.