The Ministry of Education has launched a Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) online portal. The Portal will allow parents and guardians to access their child’s SEA result via their laptop or any mobile device.
The following is a press release from the MOE:
The Ministry of Education (MoE) launched its Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) Online Portal on Thursday June 23, 2022 at the Ministry of Education Head Office, #5 St. Vincent Street, Port of Spain. The Ministry continues to aggressively pursue its mandate of transformation in the education system, with digitization and digitalization being key hallmarks of this project.
The suite of projects and initiatives under the MOE Digital Transformation programme seek to provide improved systems, customer focused e-services and more efficient operations through student and teacher-focused solutions. The SEA Online Portal will allow parents and guardians to access their child’s SEA result via their laptop or any mobile device.
While delivering an address at the event, Minister Gadsby-Dolly linked the launch of the SEA Online Portal to the Government’s digitization mandate. The Minister said, “The COVID-19 experience has empasized the urgency of a resilient education system, requiring innovation, automation, digitization and digitalization.
This initiative is one of many on the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago’s (GoRTT’s) digital transformation agenda.” Also speaking at the launch were Permanent Secretary Lenor Baptiste-Simmons; Chief Education Officer, Dr. Peter Smith; Director of Information & Communications Technology, Cory Belfon and Director of the Division of Educational Research and Evaluation, Mervyn Sambucharan.
For this current academic year, both web-based and paper-based results will be available, and the paper-based result slips must be collected for student placement in the secondary school system. It is expected however, that by 2023, paper-based results will be completely phased out.
During the period May 25 to June 7, 2022, the ICT team at the Ministry of Education conducted several beta testing sessions on the system for various user groups. Among the stakeholders contributing to this exercise were principals, School Supervisors and representatives from the Trinidad and Tobago Unified Teachers Association (TTUTA), National Parent Teachers Association (NPTA), Home School Association of Trinidad and Tobago (HATT), Private Primary Schools Association and the Division of Education, Research and Technology, Tobago House of Assembly (THA).
Further information regarding SEA Results and the SEA Online portal can be found at https://www.moe.gov.tt/sea-2022.