Education Ministry Continues Training Ahead of PEP Launch

The Education Ministry’s Student Assessment Unit is now conducting island-wide training of assessment coordinators in preparation for the implementation of the Primary Exit Profile, PEP.

PEP is to replace the former Primary School Leaving Examination, the Grade Six Achievement Test, GSAT.

Education Minister Ruel Reid says the first round of training started last November when over 600 assessment coordinators and nearly 14-hundred Grade five teachers were trained how to evaluate what the Ministry calls the ‘twenty-first-century learner’.

He says this round of training will focus on evaluating assessments based on the National Standards Curriculum.

This second round of training is to conclude at the end of next month.

The Primary Exit Profile is a series of assessments and examinations which will evaluate students’ skills in communication, critical thinking and creativity along with the general subject areas.

Minister Reid says he’s pleased with the feedback he’s received so far from the assessment coordinators and teachers.