The Director General of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment NaCCA, professor Edward Appiah has revealed that pupils in primary two in all public basic schools will be set to write the National standardized test later this year.
According to Prof. Edward Appiah, this is in line with the introduction of the new curriculum of which this test will help the ministry of Education to generate data on the performance of basic schools children in English Language and Mathematics.
“We do Primary 2, Primary 4 and Primary 6. This year we were going to do Primary 2, but the first one was with Primary 4 now we want to do Primary 2 because we think that is where at least we getting the feel of what it is,” Prof. said
“So that in Primary 3 we can put in some intervention and then we can assess on Primary 4 to see whether there has been some growth and then we move on to Primary 5 if there are more interventions we need to provide and then Primary 6 will be tested again until the exit point.”
Prof Appiah further explained that it is on the basis that the curriculum looks at assessment for learning.