The Ministry of Education (MoE) as part of efforts to improve learning outcomes and reduce learning poverty in the country has announced to conduct a national standardised test for primary four students across the country.
The 2021 national standardised examination according to the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum is to reduce learning poverty which he said has increased among students amid the outbreak of a covid-19 pandemic.
“The test is to evaluate the primary 4 students on whether they can read or not and this will also help the government to see the challenges that are confronting the country’s education sector,” the Education Minister stated.
Speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh, the Minister for Education said the 2021 edition of the national standardised test will be administered in November this year for all basic four students nationwide.
A sample of the standardised questions he said will be sent to district directors for onward distribution to head of schools before the commencement of the national examination scheduled for November 2021.
According to Dr Adutwum, results of the test in mathematics and literacy will be given to every single parent to monitor the progress of their wards. The results he said will be available on a website for public access.
“We have a dashboard coming that will allow the Education Minister to log in and see the attendance of every district, to see how every district is doing and the results will be on the dashboard,” the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament said.