According to the Ministry of Education, the National Standardized Test for all primary four students in the country will be administered on December 17, 2021.
The first edition of the test, according to the Ministry, will evaluate learning outcomes in English and Mathematics at the primary school level.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, stated that reports will be generated following the tests to track the challenges facing the education system across the country in some core subjects.
“We only get national data on individual students when they take the BECE.” That is, 11 years after beginning their educational journey. When it is too late to implement interventions, they proceed to Senior High School.”
“This test has become critical in streamlining our assessment as well as providing us with critical data for intervention.”
Meanwhile, the Ghana Education Service has announced that basic schools will be closed on December 17 in order to accommodate the test.
WAEC will administer the first edition of the national assessment to basic 4 students.
The test will allow the Education Ministry to assess the reading abilities of Primary 4 students, among other things.