Kuba Ashley Francis, a pupil of the Sugar Mill Academy, has emerged as the top student in the 2022 Primary Exit Assessment, a release from the Ministry of Education said. Francis, who recorded an overall average of 98.20 per cent also scored the highest grades for Mathematics and Science with 100 percent and 96 per cent respectively.
The second place in the 2022 exam was taken by Kaela Amari Bobb of the Kingstown Preparatory School, who also was a top performer in Social Studies with a score of 100 per cent.
Osanna Chatal Sprott of the St Mary’s Roman Catholic School and Miles Troy Durrant of the Fair Hall Government School tied for the third position. Durrant, who scored 100 per cent in Mathematics and tied with Kuba Francis of the Sugar Mill Academy and Jeidon Hanz Arthur of the Langley Park Government School for first place in that subject, placed first for boys.
In fifth position was Sahara Jolie Antrobus of the St Mary’s Roman Catholic School.
LeRaun Fadil Robinson of the Biabou Methodist School and Ennabelle Elizabeth McMaster of the Windsor Primary School tied for sixth position.
There was also a tie for eight position between Myles Jaron Dalton of the Kingstown Preparatory School and Matthew William Clarke of the Sugar Mill Academy. Clarke was the nation’s top performer in Language Arts with 96 per cent.
Two pupils of the St Mary’s Roman Catholic School — Dylan Joshua Pretli and Jael Jian-Li Forbes tied for the 10th position.
Rayne Nate Duncan of the Bequia Anglican Primary School tied with Kuba Ashley Francis Sugar Mill Academy for first place in Science with a score of 96 per cent; while Levi Josiah Burnette of the CW Prescod Primary tied with Kaela Amari Bobb of the Kingstown Preparatory School for first place in Social Studies with a perfect score of 100 per cent.
Four of the students in the top 10 were from the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic School, two from the Sugar Mill Academy, two from the Kingstown Preparatory, and one each from the Fair Hall Primary, the Biabou Methodist and the Windsor Primary.
Students’ final scores were derived from the aggregate scores of both components of the CPEA. That is, the External Assessment which consisted of Multiple Choice Tests in Mathematics, Science , Language Arts and Social Studies and from the School-Based Assessment which comprised a Project, a Writing Portfolio, a Book Report as well as Teacher Tests, Pupil Made Tests and Can-Do-Skills exercises in Mathematics, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies.
The preliminary results indicate that the proportion of students who met the prescribed standard was 1430 (83.87%), a slight decrease over last year’s 84.96%. This number includes 671 (78.11%) males and 759 (89.72%) females.
There are 43 out of 68 schools that recorded a pass rate in excess of 80%.
Grade 6 students registered for the 2022 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) concluded their final examination on Friday May 13th, 2022. Of the 1714 students registered, 1705 wrote the final examination.
School-Based Assessment – 200 marks or 40% of the total score External Assessment – 300 marks or 60% of the total score The criterion for determining the required standard is that students must acquire at least 50% of the possible 500 marks.
The Ministry of Education congratulates all students and extends gratitude to the Headteachers, teachers and staff at all schools and other stakeholders for their support of the students.