Grade Six students around the country can finally relax a little after waiting with bated breath over the last two months. Another year and another National Grade Six Assessment has been completed and the results analysed.
The 2011 top one percent consisted of 188 children, of whom 71 are males while 117 are females.
This year’s top position and the highest score is 537, attained by Terron Alleyne of Regma Primary, Region 10. Second place with a score of 536 went to Sariah Singh of ABC Academy while third place was tied up by Sarah David-Longe of Success Elementary in Eccles, Angelie Persaud of CV Nunes Primary in Region 2 and Carol Hopkinson of Regma Primary in Region 10, all of whom attained a score of 534.
Another three-way tie followed with Teryka Mohabir of Regma Primary, Thalia Baeza-Milan from School of the Nations and Kareem Abdool of Success Elementary, who all attained 533 and hold sixth place in the list. Ninth place went to Narissa Persaud of Leonora Primary School after she attained a score of 532 marks.
Tenth place was also tied up between Shafeek Rayman of the Dharmic Rama Krishna and Edmund Henry of the New Guyana School, who both scored 531. Three Georgetown schools took the next spot on the list with Brassette Henry, from Mae’s Under 12, Tanesha Johnson of North Georgetown Primary and Ronaldo McGarrell of Green Acres Primary all tying for twelfth place with a score of 530.
The next five top performers tied for fifteenth place with a score of 529 marks. They are Gabriella Bacchus of Green Acres Primary, Maya Persram of Marian Academy, Ryan Benschop of Concord Academy, Kara Abrams and Christana Crammer of Success Elementary, and Sangeeta Singh of Saraswat Primary.
Seven children scored one less mark and tied for the twenty-first position with 528. These were Niarie McKenzie of Stella Maris Primary, Maneesha Balgobin of Windsor Forest Primary, Cindy Sookwah of Success Elementary, Sasha Cox of Green Acres Primary, Shebikie Jackson of Regma Primary, Chareese Vandyke of Mae’s Under 12 and Liza Tilakdhari of the New Guyana School.
In a press briefing yesterday, Minister of Education Shaik Baksh announced the release of results that 17,392 children have been awaiting. Scores from the Assessment which was written on April 20 and 21 are combined with partial scores from the Grades Two and Four Assessments which this year’s batch of candidates would have written in 2007 and 2009, respectively, to give the candidate’s overall performance at the three assessments.
Five percent of the Grade Two scores in Mathematics and English were combined with ten percent of the score for the Grade Four Assessment in these same subjects along with 85 percent of the score attained in the Grade Six Assessment.
The cumulative Mathematics and English scores are again combined, but this time with the Science and Social Studies scores to give the overall final score.
The maximum standardized scores that can be achieved are 136 in Mathematics, 136 in English, 134 in Social Studies and 143 in Science, with a total of 551 being the maximum total score attainable.
The cut-off points for the Sixth Form schools in Georgetown are 519 for Queen’s College, 513 for The Bishops’ High, 508 for Saint Stanislaus, 502 for St. Rose’s High and 498 for St. Joseph High.
Compared to 16,351 in 2010, this year saw an increase of just over 1000 candidates. As is the Ministry of Education’s wont, each year a list of the top one percent of performers is released and the media introduces the country to some of the top performers.
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