Schools await assessment tests – report

2012-09-18 06:50

Schools across the country were supposed to receive, count and check the government’s national assessment tests, but most schools in rural areas had still not received the necessary papers.

Beeld reported that the tests were supposed to be received by yesterday.

“As far as we know, most of the rural schools are still waiting for delivery of the tests,” said SA Teachers’ Union (Satu) president Chris Klopper.

Satu hoped that all schools would receive the tests today, he said.

The yearly national assessment tests for pupils in grades one to six were supposed to be delivered to schools on Friday.

The tests, which assess literacy and numeracy, are compiled nationally, but are printed and distributed provincially.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga’s spokesperson Hope Mokgatle told Beeld all tests would be delivered to schools by 9am today.

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