Millions of pupils write assessment tests

2012-09-25 22:44
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Johannesburg - The Annual National Assessment has been completed by about seven million pupils countrywide, the basic education department said on Tuesday.

The department said in a statement it was satisfied with preliminary report received on the testing process - notwithstanding a few problems of shortages and incorrect test papers being delivered to some schools.

"We are satisfied that where these incidents occurred, officials were swift to address them and learners were able to write the test."

All pupils in public schools and independent schools subsidised by government had to write the same grade-specific language and mathematics tests to measure their skill levels.

Children between Grades 1 and 6 and Grade 9 wrote the tests between 18 and 21 September.

The department said the language tests covered the home language and the first additional language.

Tests were being marked by teachers using departmental guidelines.

They would then be moderated by officials from various provincial departments to ensure similar standards were upheld.

"Learners in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District in the Northern Cape, where learning and teaching has been disrupted over the past few months, will write their ANA tests as soon as schooling returns to normal," the department said.

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