Today is the day when one thousand, Eight hundred and Forty-Six Grade Six pupils will sit the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment, CPEA, at seventeen Centres throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Ministry of Education says 940 females and 906 males are registered for the examination which is administered by the Caribbean Examinations Council for students exiting the Primary cycle of their education.
The students will sit Multiple Choice Papers in four subject areas – Mathematics, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies.
Today, the students will write Mathematics and Social Studies and tomorrow the students will write Language Arts and Science.
According to the Ministry, the Multiple Choice component of the assessment will comprise sixty percent of the students’ final score.
Each Multiple Choice Paper consists of fifty items with a duration of one hour fifteen minutes per paper.
The results of the CPEA are expected to be published in June and the Ministry of Education will conduct the secondary school placement exercise.
In 2017, the overall pass rate for the CPEA was 85.35 percent.
Rosario Browne of the Kingstown Preparatory School was the top student with an average of 98 percent.