The first sitting of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment CPEA will be written today by close to two thousand Grade Six Pupils from Primary Schools across the nation.
The students will write the external component of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment, CPEA, at seventeen centres.
The CPEA, which replaces the Common Entrance Examination, is administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council, CXC, for students exiting the primary cycle of their education.
A release from the Ministry of Education says the students will sit multiple choice papers in Mathematics, English and Science. It says they have all completed their Internal or School-Based Assessment, and the scores and the samples of their work have been sent to the Caribbean Examinations Council.
The Ministry says the internal assessment accounts for 40-percent of the final score, while the multiple choice component comprises 60-percent of the final score.
This year, one thousand, nine hundred and forty eight students have registered for the CPEA. This comprises 917 girls and 1031 boys.