National Test - Primary Schools

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The National Test is an annual standardised examination for students in Standards 1 and 4, covering the subjects of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.  The objectives of the examination are to:

  • 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 obtained by contacting the Ministry of Education, using the address at the end of this page.  Residents of Tobago may also contact the THA's Department of Education to obtain this report.

Who is required to write the National Test?

The test is administered to all Standard 1 and Standard 4 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 find more information?

For more information, please contact the Ministry of Education's Office of the Director of School Supervision.  As a resident of Tobago, you have the additional option of contacting the THA's Department of Education.  You can also visit the Ministry of Education's website by following the link below.

Office of the Director of School Supervision
Ministry of Education
18 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 624-6412
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, except public holidays
Department of Education
Division of Education, Sport and Youth Affairs
ANSA Mc Al Building
Milford Road
Tobago, West Indies
Tel./Fax. (868) 635-2219 or (868) 639-3105 / 5680
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday, except public holidays

Ministry of Education website

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