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Grade Four Test results in rural schools show literacy surpassing numeracy

Sunday, January 14, 2018

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The percentage mastery figures for the better-performing rural schools across 12 parishes in the 2017 Grade Four Literacy and Numeracy tests are highlighted below.

Schools with very low school and grade four enrolment (under 30 students), while possibly achieving mastery of up to 100 per cent, were not included in this report.

ST THOMAS

Lyssons Primary, with 88.6 per cent mastery, performed best in the parish in the 2017 Grade Four Numeracy Test, while Trinityville Primary (73%) performed second best.

In literacy, high performers were again Lyssons (98.7%), followed by Port Morant (89.7%), Airy Castle (86.5%), Grants Pen (85.1%), Trinityville (84.2%), Duckenfield (83.5%) and Yallahs Primary (82.8%).

ST MARY

With 75.4 per cent of its 80 grade four students attaining mastery in the Grade Four Numeracy Test, Retreat Primary is the top St Mary School for 2017. Following behind is Free Hill (68.3%), Port Maria (65.4%), Goshen (63.3%), Boscobel (62.5%), Oracabessa (61.3%), and Labyrinth (61.1%).

In the Grade Four Literacy Test, performance was much better, with Water Valley Primary topping at 96.2 per cent, followed by Retreat (92.8%), Free Hill (89.7%), Clonmel (87.8%), Highgate (85.3%), Mount Angus (85.2%), Boscobel (84.8%), Port Maria (84.4%), Labyrinth (83.8%), and Goshen (80%).

ST ANN

In the Grade Four Numeracy Test, Lime Hall Primary (90.6%) and Servite Primary (88.5%) were the top performers, while in literacy, Beecher Town Primary with its 30 grade four students clocked 100 per cent mastery, followed by Lime Hall (90.3%), Charlton (82.4%) and Moneague (81.5%).

ST JAMES

In the Grade Four Numeracy Test, Howard Cooke (86.5%) was the top performer, with Bogue Hill and Corinaldi following with 83.3 per cent mastery each.

In literacy, Bogue Hill All-Age, with 97.3 per cent mastery, led the parish, followed by Howard Cooke (96.6%), Corinaldi (95.5%), Chetwood (94.4%), Springfield (93.8%), Success (93.2%), and Barracks Road (90.9%).

HANOVER

In the Grade Four Numeracy Test, top-performing schools were Riverside All-Age (73.3%), Lucea Primary (69.6%) and Esher Primary (61.5%).

For literacy, top scorers were Riverside (96.7%), Cave Valley (96.3%), and Lucea (90.4%).

WESTMORELAND

In the Grade Four Numeracy Test, top performers were Mount Airy (82.2%), Unity (77.4%), and Peggy Barry (73.9%).

In literacy, the 55 grade four students at Mount Airy scored 100 per cent mastery, followed by Unity Primary (91.7%) and Peggy Barry (91.3%).

ST ELIZABETH

In the Grade Four Numeracy Test, Glen Stuart (77%), Lacovia (74.1%), Goshen (73.3%), Mayfield (71.1%), Bull Savannah (70.7%) and Black River (70.3%) were top performers.

For literacy, top performers were Glen Stuart (95.4%) and Crawford (94.4%).

MANCHESTER

Frankfield Primary and Junior High had 100 per cent mastery for their 37 grade four students in the Grade Four Numeracy tests, with the next nearest schools being Ramble (85.7%), McIntosh (84.2%), Christiana Leased (81.6%) and New Forest (81.3%).

In literacy, Frankfield again had mastery for all its students, followed closely by New Green and McIntosh, both with 95.7 per cent. Other top performing schools were Christiana Leased (92.2%) and Villa Road (90.7%).

PORTLAND

In the Grade Four Literacy Test, Boston Primary had perfect scores for its 36 grade four students, and Hope Bay All-Age followed next at 91.3 per cent mastery.

For numeracy, Hope Bay was on top, with 87 per cent of students achieving mastery.

ST CATHERINE

In the Grade Four Literacy Test, Kensington and Angels had 100 per cent mastery, with other top- performing schools being Greater Portmore (99.5%), Southborough (96.3%), Ewarton (95.6%), Portsmouth (95.4%), St Catherine (95.3%), Ascot (95.2%), Waterford (93.6%), Jericho (91.5%) and Marlie Mount (90.8%).

In numeracy, Kensington was the top performer with 99 per cent mastery, followed by Angels with 93.2 per cent.

CLARENDON

In the Grade Four Numeracy Test, the 34 students at Sanguinetti Primary had 100 per cent mastery, followed by Kellits Primary with 80.9 per cent.

In literacy, top-performing schools were Ritchies Primary (97%), Mocho (96.3%), Kellits (94.7%) and James Hill (90.2%).

TRELAWNY

In the Grade Four Numeracy Test, Hague and Granville scored at 67.3 per cent mastery, while Duncans All-Age followed at 67.1 per cent.

In literacy, Hastings (84.4%) and Wakefield (82.9%) scored highest.

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