On Thursday, May 17th and Friday, May 18th, 1846 Grade Six students will sit the final component of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) in 17 centres throughout Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
There are 940 females and 906 males registered. The CPEA is an examination administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) for students exiting the primary cycle of their education.
The students will sit multiple choice papers in four subject areas: Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies; Social Studies being assessed for the first time as part of the final component of the CPEA. On the first day of the examinations, students will write Mathematics and Social Studies and on the second day, students will write Language Arts and Science. The multiple choice component of the assessment will comprise 60% of their final score. Each Multiple Choice paper consists of 50 items with a duration of one hour and fifteen minutes per paper.
The results of the CPEA are expected to be published in June, 2018. The Ministry of Education will conduct the secondary school placement exercise as usual.
In 2017, the overall pass rate for the CPEA was 85.35%. Rosario Browne of the Kingstown Preparatory School was the top student with an average of 98%. All students who sat the exam in 2017 were placed into secondary schools. This is in conformity with the policy of Universal Access to Secondary Education.
The Minister of Education wishes all students success in their examination and expresses his gratitude to the Head Teachers, Teachers and Stakeholders for their dedication to all students.
SOURCE: Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Information