The National Test
The National Test is an annual standardized examination covering the subjects of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. The objectives of the examination are listed below.
- Gather information for decision-making at the school, district and national levels.
- Identify areas of the system that require further investigation.
- Identify national norms.
- Compare students’ performance by school and educational districts.
- Track students’ progress through school.
The Ministry of Education publishes an annual report on students’ performance on the National Test, which can be accessed using the link below.
Who is required to write the National Test?
The test is administered to all Standard 1 and Standard 3 students in both public and private primary schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago. Students write the National Test at the end of the school year.
Where can I obtain more information?
More information can be obtained from the Ministry of Education’s Division of Educational Research and Evaluation (DERE). You may contact DERE’s office Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except public holidays.
Division of Educational Research and Evaluation (DERE)
Ministry of Education
18 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies