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VIDEO: JTA to discuss GSAT results this weekend
2012-06-21 12:06:39 | (0 Comments)
Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writer
JTA president Paul Adams - file photo.
Delegates of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association (JTA) are to meet on the weekend to discuss the results of this year’s Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT).
The results which were released yesterday show an improvement in the performances over last year.
Like previously girls out performed boys.
Since the results, there have been criticism by some school administrators and parents about the placement of students.
A number of principals and vice principals said parents are concerned about the academic standards and the social culture at some of the non-traditional high schools to which students have been assigned.
The JTA President Paul Adams said while he has seen some comments in the media the association is yet to get a fulsome feedback from the membership.
Adams said consultations are now underway with delegates and that a general council meeting will be held on Saturday to discuss issues arising from those talks.
Meanwhile, commenting on the placement concerns, he is urging parents to accept the schools their children were placed and work with administration to ensure the best learning environment.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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