November 22, 2010
Jamaican students in Grades 4-6 can now prepare for their Grade Four Literacy Test (GFLT) and Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) free of cost courtesy of a partnership between Harvard (Berkman Center), Students Expressing Truth (S.E.T.) programme and GoGSAT. This collaboration sees the Bronze Version of GoGSAT which is priced at J$3,000 per year per person being made available to students and teachers at no cost to them.
The Bronze Version of GoGSAT gives users 24/7 access to Pop Quizzes with thousands of interactive practice questions, Interactive Study Guides in Mathematics, English, Social Studies and Science; Interactive Study Notes, Pre-Tests, downloadable PDF Communication Task forms, printable handouts and worksheets, timetables, a comprehensive FAQ, PDF training manual, integrated technical support, eBulletin board, real time eNotebook, real time grade book and the first in the region Macmillan integrated dictionary. As a Super Bonus, Harvard students will serve as mentors to users in the system’s Chat Room. Students who use the programme will undoubtedly receive a significant benefit. To date, over 5,000 students and teachers are registered on GoGSAT Bronze Version.
The Teacher’s Portal
The Bronze Version for Teachers also features online resources such as printable handouts, tests and worksheets. Like students, teachers register online for free then contact GoGSAT to have their accounts upgraded to a Teacher’s Account to enable them to access the Teacher’s Portal.
To register for GoGSAT Bronze, users simply visit www.gogsat.com, click Register Now and complete the online form. A User Name and password is generated and emailed to the user.
Additionally, by registering for all GoGSAT products, students are able to utilize the award winning USAID/JCF/MOE/SDC/CDA Community Safety and Security Courseware. This allows students to learn useful information about Safety and Security, leave questions on their personalized Help Desk for the Police and chat with Police Officers in real time.
GoGSAT has been providing GSAT preparation to Jamaican students for five (5) years at three service levels – Bronze, Silver and Premium. The company has won four National Awards and has seen over 50 of its subscribers earning National scholarships.