Fifteen primary school students are today preparing for tomorrow’s Pilot BJAT which stands for the Belize Junior Achievement Test. The BJAT is an examination intended and designed to test the knowledge of students from standard three or fifth grade.  Jahmor Lopez is the district education Manager for Corozal Town.


Screen_Shot_2015-01-28_at_8.26.20_PMJahmor Lopez – MOE Manager


“The whole idea behind the piloting is to test the reliability of the items that have been presented and to determine how suitable those items are and so when the final product and package is put up together and administered country wide, the exam unit is confident that what is presented are items that can be done by those students at that level and that they are in alignment with the curriculum that have been covered and so the schools that have been selected for the piloting, the schools are been selected by the exams unit.”


Participating schools in this year’s BJAT Pilot examination in the Corozal District are: San Narciso RC School, San Joaquin RC School, Ranchito Gov’t School, Calcutta Gov’t School, Calcutta SDA, Libertad RC, Libertad SDA, Libertad Methodist, Christiline Gill SDA, Mary Hill RC School, Paraiso Gov’t School, and St. Francis Xavier RC School and St. Paul Anglican.


Jahmor Lopez – MOE Manager


“These are the schools, we inform the schools they inform the teachers and the student to be ready and they go through the procedure this is done country wide, the students and those schools that are fortunate to be a part of the piloting can get an idea of some of the items, what we have done over the years we continue to work with our schools and try to improve performance to improve scores and so we have a number of workshops.”


Tomorrow, similar BJAT sessions will be carried out for students of Orange Walk Town.

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