Tag Archives : GSAT

GSAT gloom – Ministry disappointed with Jamaica’s national averages (2008)

Jamaica Gleaner News – GSAT gloom – Ministry disappointed with Jamaica’s national averages – Friday | June 6, 2008. GSAT replaced the Common Entrance Examination in 1999. Performance in the test determines the placement of students in secondary schools.“We are not comfortable with those averages because we would like for students to do well,” Lawrence […]

My fix for GSAT placement woes

My fix for GSAT placement woes – Commentary – Jamaica Gleaner – Sunday | November 6, 2011.  2010 data show that: 1. The top-five schools, as judged by student preference, have 1,300 places; 9,000 students selected these schools as their first choice. 2. The top-10 schools, judged by student preferences had a total 2,565 places; 14,000 students […]

GSAT is whack* – Jamaica Observer

GSAT is whack* – Jamaica Observer Mobile. Holness said then that the GSAT, in assigning educational opportunities, was effectively assigning life chances: “Jamaica operates in a Darwinian education system — survival of the brightest — and we have grown accustomed to that… It is in our nature… So GSAT from Common Entrance from selecting the […]

GSAT review coming

GSAT review coming – News – Go-Jamaica. The overseas consultant is expected to work with the local team to conduct the review some time before July this year. The GSAT review initiative is to be funded by the government and the Inter-American Development Bank.