June 19, 2015
Seven schools take top ten spots in CPEA

The first ten places in the 2015 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) were taken by students from seven schools.

The Calliaqua Anglican, Georgetown Government, Kingstown Preparatory, Lowmans Leeward Anglican and Windsor Primary each had one student in the top 10; the Spring Village Methodist had two places in the top 10, while St Mary’s Roman Catholic had three.{{more}}

Paige M Cadogan of the Windsor Primary and Rishona J James of the St Mary’s Roman Catholic both tied for the position of top student, with an average of 96.80 per cent. In third place was Donya I Lucas, of the Calliaqua Anglican School, with an average of 96.20 per cent. In fourth place was Jonoliah S John, of the Lowmans Leeward Anglican School with an average of 94.80 per cent.

The highest score in Science (98 per cent) was attained by Donya I Lucas of the Calliaqua Anglican School; in English (96 per cent) by Paige M Cadogan of the Windsor Primary, Rishona J James and O-Dya D Glasgow of the St Mary’s RC. The top performers in Math were Bhokeem E Henville of the Kingstown Preparatory and Reesha AN Thomas of the Brighton Methodist. They both gained a perfect score of 100 per cent.

The exam was written on Friday, May 15, 2015.

Of the 1,829 students registered, 1,822 wrote the final examination.

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 and Language Arts 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 Civics.

The School-Based Assessment accounts for 200 marks or 40 per cent of the total score and the external assessment, 300 marks or 60 per cent of the total score.

The criterion for determining the required standard is that students must acquire at least 50 per cent of the possible 500 marks.