May 19, 2017
Grade Six students to sit CPEA today

Grade Six students sitting the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) will be examined today, Friday, May 19, 2017, in centres throughout St Vincent and the Grenadines. 

This year, 1,642 students have been registered for the CPEA. There are 799 females and 843 males registered. 

The CPEA is an examination administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council for students exiting the primary cycle of their education.

 The students will sit multiple choice papers in Mathematics, English and Science as the final component of the CPEA. The multiple choice component of the assessment will comprise 60 per cent of their final score.  Each multiple choice paper consists of 50 items and the time allocated per paper is one hour and 15 minutes.

 The overall pass rate for the CPEA in 2016 was 83.87 per cent.  The pass rate by sex was 78.11 per cent for males and 89.85 per cent for females. All students who sat the exam in 2016 were placed into secondary schools.  This is in conformity with the policy of Universal Access to Secondary Education.

The top performer in last year’s exam was Luke Wilson of the St Mary’s RC School, with an average of 96.20 per cent.

The results of the CPEA are expected to be published in June and the Ministry of Education will conduct the secondary school placement exercise.

 The Minister of Education wishes all students success in their examination and expresses his gratitude to the head teachers, teachers and all other stakeholders for their dedication to all students.