SEA results out; 18,177 children find out where they’re headed in September

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SEA results out; 18,177 children find out where they’re headed in September

As of midnight last night, the much anticipated results of the Secondary Entrance Assessment examination (SEA) was released onto the Ministry’s SEA portal.

A total of 18,177 students wrote the examination in 2024, consisting of 9,127 boys and 9,050 girls.

Based on the results, Minister of Education Dr Nyan Gadsby-Dolly believes T&T is on a steady path of recovery from the learning loss associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a release yesterday, the ministry announced that there had been an improvement in student performance for both the Mathematics and English Language Arts writing scores this year compared to that of last year.

The ministry said this year’s mean Mathematics score was 50.7 per cent, as compared to 50.4 per cent in 2023.

Similarly, the mean English Language Arts Writing score was 59, in comparison to 53.4 per cent in 2023
However, the mean English Language Arts score dropped to 53.4 per cent in comparison to 61.6 per cent in 2023.

There was a slight decline in the overall scores of students in this year’s examination.

In an analysis of the grades, the ministry reported that 57.9 per cent of students scored 50 per cent and above this year. Last year, 58.06 students scored over 50 per cent.
Additionally, in 50 per cent of the 80 primary schools of focus, there has been an increase in the average weighted score of the students.

Also, in 45 per cent of those schools, there was a decline in the percentage of students scoring 30 per cent and lower in SEA.

The ministry said this adds credence to the efforts of the Remedial Education Programme of the ministry, which has been approved to continue in both primary and secondary schools of focus until 2025/26.