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Ministry of Education implementing primary exit assessment exam

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The third leg of a three-part implementation training programme took place this week, as the Ministry of Education continues to work on the implementation of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (the CPEA).{{more}}

This week, education officials worked alongside two CXC officials – Maureen Grazette and Cherryl Stephens – who are currently on the ground to monitor the implementation of the new assessment model.

From Monday, June 10 to today, Friday June 14, the team has been visiting clusters of primary schools across the country and is expected to interact with heads of primary institutions and teachers of Grade 5 with whom the implementation process began.

The CPEA will be administered by CXC and the purpose of this week’s programme is for educators, especially those integrally involved in the implementation process, to gain further and deeper understanding of the requirements of the implementation of the CPEA.

The last batch of Grade 6 students wrote the Common Entrance Exam last Friday, June 1.

As of next year, all Grade 6 students will be assessed under the CPEA framework. The Ministry of Education is depending on teachers’ full participation, as this is critical to the effective implementation of the new assessment framework.

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