Over 18-hundred students are expected to sit the multiple choice component of the 2015 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment or CPEA Examination here today.
The Ministry of Education says 1829 students, comprising 905 females and 924 males have registered to write today’s exam, at 17 centres across the country.
The Ministry says students will sit multiple choice papers in Mathematics, English and Science, as their final exam. It says they have all completed the first part of their assessment- the internal or School-Based assessment, and their scores and the samples of their work have been forwarded to the Caribbean Examinations Council.
The Ministry says the structure of the assessment makes it possible for students to earn a total of 40-percent of their final score through the internal assessment. During the month of March, Education officers conducted the final quality assurance assessment of students work and their Teachers scoring, to ensure the quality standards are met.
The multiple choice component of the assessment will comprise 60-percent of the students’ final score.
Last year 1934 students wrote the CPEA for the first time with an overall pass rate of 78.8-percent.