Education Minister, Senator Ruel Reid, says this year’s results in the Grade 4 literacy and numeracy tests are indicative of a positive trend in the sector this year.

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Performance in the literacy portion of the test increased by 5.5-percent this year compared to last year, while 84.6-percent of those who took the test this year achieved mastery.

While 66.9-percent of the cohort attained mastery in numeracy. This is up 7.1-percent compared to last year.

Minister Reid says those figures are encouraging in the context of other examination results this year.

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