Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment And Preparing Students

Stakeholders in Education have been assured that the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment, CPEA, which replaces the Common Entrance Exam from this year, will better prepare primary school students for their secondary school career.

This assurance was given by the Focal Point for the CPEA in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Clyde Fitzpatrick, during NBC’s Views on Issues programme on Sunday.

Mr. Fitzpatrick explained that some areas of weakness have been observed in pupils entering the secondary school system.

Mr. Fitzpatrick said some adjustments will have to be made at the secondary level to accommodate the changes being made in assessing students.

Close to two thousand grade six pupils will write the external component of the CPEA on Friday May 16th, at centres across the country.