Diagnostic assessments reveal significant learning loss in primary level students

by December 3rd, 2020

Diagnostic assessments carried out by the Education Ministry at the primary school level have revealed significant learning loss among students in grades 4 to 6, with subjects assessed having average scores, as low as 23 percent.

Acting Permanent Secretary in the Education Ministry, Dr. Grace McLean, gave an update on the analysis of the diagnostic tests at today’s (December 3) meeting of the Public Administration and Appropriations Committee, PAAC.

She noted that the Ministry anticipated the learning loss, as many students have not been properly engaged since the closure of schools, in March.

Dr. McLean noted that the ministry recognizes that interventions are necessary and its working on these.

The Ministry is seeking to develop and implement small group, or one on one interventions, for the most vulnerable students, starting later this month.

The programme will be conducted by development, training and deployment of mobile intervention teams.