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 SEA to be Held on June 10, 2021  Changes To Maths, English Papers

File photo: Custodians of the Felicity Hindu Primary School Nimala Roodal, right, and Oma Mootilal sanitise classrooms before the 2020 SEA examinations. AZPNews/Azlan Mohammed

SEA to be Held on June 10, 2021

Changes To Maths, English Papers
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THE next Secondary Assessment Examination (SEA) takes place on June 10, 2021.

In a release on Wednesday, the Ministry of Education stated that there have been some adjustments to the SEA next year.

It stated that it 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, the release stated. However, the time for administration remains at 75 minutes.

The adjustments to the written papers are as follows:

  • Mathematics – number of items has been reduced from 45 to 40;
  • English Language Arts – number of items has been reduced from 43 to 36; and
  • English Language Arts Writing – Narrative Writing will be assessed for 2021 only.

According to the release, there has been a reduction in the number of objectives being assessed for the Mathematics Paper.

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, the release stated.

Further details can be accessed in the SEA 2021 -2023 Revised Assessment Framework available at

The last SEA was originally scheduled to be held on April 2 but was postponed to August 20 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Schools in Trinidad and Tobago have been closed since March with online learning taking place.

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