1. The national Department of Education has published the National Protocol on Assessment for Schools in the General and Further Education and Training Bands (Grades R 12)  [size: 301 KB] .
2. All schools should implement this protocol from January 2006 in all grades.
3. The protocol is available in English only at present. The exemplars mentioned in paragraph 4 are not attached, as the Western Cape Education Department has not yet received them.
4. Assessment symposia will be held in all EMDCs in the first term of 2006 to discuss this protocol.


SIGNED: J.P. RAULT-SMITH
HEAD: EDUCATION
DATE: 2005:11:30