2015 CPEA results to be released  to schools today
June 16, 2015
2015 CPEA results to be released to schools today

The results of this year’s sitting of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) should be released to primary schools today.

Chief education officer Lou-anne Gilchrist told SEARCHLIGHT yesterday evening that the Ministry of Education is aiming to have the results released today, Tuesday, June 16.{{more}}

One thousand, eight hundred and twenty-nine (1829) students registered to write this year’s exam, which took place on May 15, at 17 centres around St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The students sat multiple choice papers in Mathematics, English and Science as their final exam. The multiple choice component of the assessment comprises 60 per cent of their final score. The School Based Assessment (SBA) component of the exam, which was internally assessed, accounts for 40 per cent of the final score.

Of the 1,829 students who registered for the exam, 905 were females and 924, males.

Last year, 912 females and 1,022 males made up the total of 1934 students who wrote the exam. The overall pass rate for the CPEA in 2014 was 78.08 per cent. The pass rate by sex was 69.67 per cent for males and 87.50 for females. The number of students placed into secondary schools in 2014 was 1934, which represents all of the students who wrote the exam.

The CPEA is an examination administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council for students exiting the primary cycle of their education. The first cohort of students in SVG to write the exam did so in 2014.