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Press Release for the Preliminary Results of the CPEA 2018

Press Release for the Preliminary Results of the CPEA 2018

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Grade 6 students registered for the 2018 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) concluded their final examination on Friday May 18th, 2018.

Of the 1846 students registered, 1837 wrote the final examination. Students’ final scores were derived from the aggregate scores of both components of the CPEA. That is, the External Assessment which consisted of Multiple Choice Tests in Mathematics, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies and from the School-Based Assessment which comprised a Project, a Writing Portfolio, a Book Report as well as Teacher Tests, Pupil Made Tests and Can-Do-Skills exercises in Mathematics, Science, Language Arts and Social Studies.

The preliminary results indicate that the proportion of students who met the prescribed standard was 1606 (87.43%), an increase of  2.08% over last year’s 85.35%.  There was also an improvement in the gender performance in this year’s examination.  Of the 934 females sitting, 869 or 93.04% met the required standard, comparative to the 2017 exam of 92.47% of females meeting the required standard. Males performance was quite impressive, moving from 78.60% meeting the required standard in 2017 to 81.62% in 201 (903 males sat the 2018 exam 737 met the required standard).

There are 49 schools that recorded a pass rate in excess of 80%. This number represents an additional two (2) schools over last year’s figure 47.

The highest average score recorded for the 2018 CPEA is 95.00% obtained by CHRISTIAN AARON GIEOWARSHINGH of the Kingstown Preparatory who emerged as the top student. MAKAYA SHONIKA GUMBS of the Georgetown Government School took the second position with an average of 94.20%

There is a three-way tie for the third position. They are:  ONEIL OMAR SPROTT, of the Kingstown Preparatory School, KRISTA ALANA WILLAMS of the Troumaca Government School and AZARIA KYLIE COMMISIONG of the Windsor Primary School with an average of 94.00%

The first 10 places were taken by the following Schools: CALLIAQUA ANGLICAN PRIMARY 1

GEORGETOWN GOVERNMENT 1

KINGSTOWN PREPARATORY 2

LAYOU GOVERNMENT 1

ST MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC 2

TROUMACA GOVERNMENT 1

WINDSOR PRIMARY 2

TOTAL 10  

In the External Assessment, subject performance can be summarized as follows:

Highest Score: Maths =94.67%

RADELIA NICOLETTE GRANT F BEQUIA ANGLICAN PRIMARY  

Highest Score: Science =100%

AZARIA KYLIE LIA COMMISSIONG F WINDSOR PRIMARY

AIJA JENAE ZAHRA NEVERSON F WINDSOR PRIMARY

Highest Score Language = 100%

AZARIA KYLIE LIA COMMISSIONG F WINDSOR PRIMARY

KIARA CALCIA HAZELL F LOWER BAY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Highest Score Social Studies = 88.00%

ADIA SAFIYA DANIEL F ST MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC

CPEA Components: School Base Assessment –  200 marks or 40% of the total score

External Assessment –  300 marks or 60% of the total score

The criterion for the determining the required standard is that students must acquire at least 50% OF the possible 500 marks.

The Ministry of Education congratulates all students and extends gratitude to the Headteachers, teachers and staff at all schools for their support of the students.  We are cognizant of the fact that outcomes in education are measured, not only in quantitative terms, but also in qualitative terms; therefore, the value added to the lives of all of the students, the top performers as well as those whose performance can be improved, is greatly appreciated.

For  Myccle Burke (Mr.) Permanent Secretary (Ag) Ministry of Education, National Reconciliation and Information

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