“GRADE six exams will now be a thing of the past as the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has finally decided to put an end to it this year.
“In a document the Sunday Star cited, it confirmed the decision has been formally made by the government to phase out Solomon Islands Secondary Entrance Examination (SISEE).
“The messages intended to parents, students, head teachers &teachers stated 2018 was the final year that SISEE was administered to year 6 pupils.
“It stated that MEHRD has made a decision that no SISEE will be conducted in 2019.
“And as of the beginning of 2020, all year 6 students must be placed and registered in Year 7.
"From now on, focus will be on supporting teachers to implement an effective formative assessment to support student learning improvement,” the document reads.
“It stated that details of the new Classroom Assessment and Reporting Framework will be made known to the schools by the NEAD/MEHRD by August/September 2019.”
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