The Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training announced plans to address the learning loss in students which occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic at an event held this week.

Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, the Hon. Glenys Hanna Martin was on hand at the event where she outlined plans to address the issue. “Over the last several days we have engaged stakeholders nationally. We’ve met with thousands, literally thousands of stakeholders, administrators, unions, teachers, parents. The intent of this very important exercise is to test, measure and design acceleration programs. This will allow, the data, will allow our teachers in the classroom to have the empirical data as to where each individual child is placed and to designate remediation of acceleration programs based upon the outcomes of those tests.”

Renaissance Learning Incorporated has been engaged to conduct the diagnostic testing of public school students.