GES to include Primary 2 students in 2022 National Standardised Test

Filed photo of Basic 4 pupils/students writing the Maiden National Standardized Test
Filed photo of Basic 4 pupils/students writing the Maiden National Standardized Test

Management of the the Ghana Education Service (GES) and National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) have proposed to include Primary two (2) students in the 2022 National Standardised Test.

For effective implementation of the 2022 National Standardised Test, GES and NaCCA have also proposed the formation of a Technical Committee to plan this years test which will include Primary 2 leaders/students as well, along with the Primary 4 students/learners.

READ MORE: 2022 National Standardised Test results for Basic 4 pupils

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The proposal was made in a joint meeting as management of GES met with the Director-General Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa and Assessment team of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) on 24th August, 2022.

The meeting was organize to review the results of the 2021 National Standardised Test (NST) conducted for Primary 4 and to address some challenges that confronted both Agencies so they do not reoccur in the 2022 edition.

Average scores per various Regions/Districts in both English and maths were critically  assessed to know the Districts or Regions that  fell below the proficiency level.

Statistics: GES National Standardised Test results out: Ahafo, Bono regions top basic education

The two Director-General’s who were present, Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa of GES and Professor Edward  Appiah of NaCCA pledged their commitment to ensure this year’s NST is conducted without hitches.

Present also at the Review meeting was the Deputy Director-General (Q&A), Dr Kwabena Bempah Tandoh.

Statistics: GES National Standardised Test results out: Ahafo, Bono regions top basic education

Ghana’s recent Education Strategic Plan, 2018-2030

NaCCA and GES under the Ministry of Education have set these goals to meet Ghana’s recent Education Strategic Plan, 2018-2030 seeks to:

1. improve equitable access to and participation in inclusive quality education at all levels.

2. improve quality of teaching and learning and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at all levels.

3. promote sustainable and efficient management, financing and accountability of education service delivery.

Regulations, Scheme and Sample Questions for National Standardized Test

Among the offshoots of the Plan is the introduction of the National Standardized Test (NST) which is to measure the learning outcomes of the educational reform at the basic level.

According to plans, data collected from the National Standardized Test (NST) would inform policy review and formulation with respect to classroom teaching and learning.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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