The Ministry of Education has made changes to the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) for 2021. The examination will be held on June 10th 2021 and students will see a reduction in the number of questions in Mathematics and English Language Arts Papers. However, the time for the exam remains the same.
The following is a press release from the Ministry of Education:
The Ministry of Education takes this opportunity to share with citizens the adjustments to the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) 2021. The examination will be held on Thursday 10th June, 2021, and will be administered in the subject areas of English Language Arts Writing, Mathematics and English Language Arts. There have been changes to the number of items in the Mathematics and English Language Arts Papers. However, the time for administration remains at 75 minutes.
The adjustments to the written papers are as follows:
Mathematics – The number of items has been reduced from 45 to 40.
English Language Arts – The number of items has been reduced from 43 to 36.
English Language Arts Writing – Narrative Writing will be assessed for 2021 ONLY.
There has been a reduction in the number of objectives being assessed for the Mathematics Paper.
Further details can be accessed in the SEA 2021 -2023 Revised Assessment Framework available at https://www.moe.gov.tt/publications/.
The Office of the Chief Education Officer has disseminated this information to all primary school principals and teachers to facilitate the preparation of students for the placement examination.