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Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA)


The Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) Examination is used to facilitate the placement of students in Secondary Schools throughout Trinidad and Tobago.  The SEA is comprised of three papers in the subjects of Creative Writing, Mathematics, and Language Arts, and covers the national curriculum for primary-level education with a focus on Standards Three to Five.




Who is eligible to write the SEA?

Students who are in Standard Five and have not yet attained the age of 15 are eligible to write the SEA.

 

The Ministry of Education publishes an annual “SEA Guidelines” document to assist parents, teachers and others involved in the preparation of students for the SEA and secondary school.  These guidelines can be accessed using the link below.

 

SEA Guidelines

 

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How do I register my child to write the SEA?

Students must complete the SEA Registration Form, which is made available at all primary schools at the beginning of the first term of the school year in September.  All necessary information, such as the registration deadline, is included on the form.  If you want to register a student after the deadline, please contact the Ministry of Education's Examination Section.

 

The Examinations Unit 
Ministry of Education
No. 5 St. Vincent Street,
Port of Spain.
Tel: (868) 622-2181 Ext. 1100 - 1114
Email: Exam.section@moe.edu.tt

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Where can I find more information?

More information can be obtained from the Ministry of Education's Division of Educational Research and Evaluation (DERE).  You may contact DERE's office Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except public holidays.

 

Division of Educational Research and Evaluation (DERE)

Ministry of Education
Education Towers
Level 14, No. 5 St. Vincent Street
Port of Spain.
Email: directordere@moe.edu.tt

 

You can also visit the Ministry of Education's website by following the link below.

Ministry of Education website

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