The results of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) written on 27 and 28 April 2016 are being released to schools. Fourteen thousand three hundred eighty-six (14,386) candidates wrote this assessment. The results being released give a report on the candidates’ performance at National Grade Six Assessment.
The NGSA results will be available online from 5 pm this evening on the Ministry of Education website: education.gov.gy. The candidate’s timetable will provide the necessary information to access these results.
The Ministry of Education has commenced its collaboration with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) to improve the quality of all primary grade assessments. The objective of this consultation is to ensure that all assessments conform to regional and international test development and administration standards and expectations to facilitate consistent, reliable measurement and tracking of pupil performance. Teachers, subject specialists and test development officers from Guyana would have developed all items for the 2016 NGSA, with the technical guidance of CXC, addressing key areas such as item construction, weighting of items, sampling and other psychometric elements.
Areas tested for each subjects were:
Mathematics – Knowledge, Algorithmic Thinking, Reasoning
Science – Knowledge, Comprehension, Application
Social Studies – Knowledge, Conceptual Understanding, Use of Knowledge
English Language – Reading, Comprehension and Vocabulary: Structure and Mechanics; Content, Focus, Vocabulary; Language and Organization
The highest possible standardized scores obtainable were Mathematics – 162, English – 138, Social Studies – 134 and Science – 149.
The highest possible total score obtainable was 583.
OVERALL SUBJECT ANALYSIS – 2016
Performance in English Language and Social Studies has been consistent with previous years. Mathematics and Science in 2016 fell below that of previous years. The analysis is currently being conducted to ascertain the specific areas in which pupils experienced the greatest difficulty. The Ministry of Education has made concerted efforts to include items that would stimulate critical and higher level thinking. The analysis of the 2016 assessment results will have deep implications for the instructional approaches adopted by teachers going forward. The practices of drilling and teaching to the test that had been adopted over the years will do little to benefit pupils in this new dispensation. Work will be continued throughout the system to ensure that teachers focus on fully teaching the appropriate concepts and raise pupils’ competence levels rather than employing the antiquated traditional approaches.
Pupils securing highest marks by subject
|English Lang||Annalisa Charles||Leonora Primary|
|Jordon Nelson||New Guyana School|
|Marissa Mal||Providence Primary|
|Latannei Schultz||St Therese Primary|
|Bhnaymattie Harnauth||Success Elementary|
|Mathematics||Aryan Singh||Dharmic Rama Krishna|
|Social Studies||Aryan Singh||Dharmic Rama Krishna|
|Science||Annandi Diaram||Valmiki Vidyalaya|
|Raoul Nicholls||New Guyana School|
|Muhammed Hassad||Al Ghazali Islamic|
President’s College is one of the A schools in Region 4. Non residential places are awarded to candidates in Region 4 from Mahaica to Cummings Lodge, who have attained a minimum score of 493 marks. Residential places are offered to candidates from Regions # 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 who have attained scores of 493 marks and above. A total of two hundred twenty five (225) candidates from schools in Regions 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 are eligible for entry into the school.
NATIONAL GRADE SIX ASSESSMENT – 2016
CANDIDATES SECURING THE TOP TEN PLACES BY REGION
The top position was shared by Anthony Ferreira of Mae’s under 12 and Aryan Singh of Dharmic Rama Krishna with a score of 568 marks. Third position was gained by Sarena Razak of Graham’s Hall Primary with 565 marks. Fourth position was gained by Chelsea Barnes of Success Elementary with 563 marks. Securing the fifth position was Arun Sooknarine of Dharmic Rama Krishna with 562 marks.
Helia Agrad of Success Elementary gained the sixth position with 561 marks. The seventh position was shared by five candidates namely: Indie Rampersaud of Success Elementary, Justin Seecharan of Success Elementary, Jonathan Ganga of Leonora Primary, Divya Nandalall of Mae’s Under 12 and Lemuel Assing of New Guyana School.