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Students all set for CPEA this week

Students all  set for CPEA this week
Students writing the CPEA with their parents and teachers outside an examination centre (file photo)

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One thousand, seven hundred and eighty-five (1785) Grade 6 pupils will sit the final component of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) in 16 centres throughout St. Vincent and the Grenadines later this week.

There are 930 males and 855 females registered for the exam that will take place on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.

The CPEA is an examination 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 and Social Studies to be administered on Thursday, May 16; and Language Arts and Science to be administered on Friday, May 17. The multiple choice component of the assessment will comprise 60 per cent of their final score. Each Multiple Choice paper consists of 50 items with duration of one hour and fifteen minutes per paper.

The results of the CPEA are expected to be published in June.

The Ministry of Education will conduct the secondary school placement exercise as usual, a release said.

In 2018, the overall pass rate for the CPEA was 87.43 per cent.

Christian Gieowarsingh of the Kingstown Preparatory School was the top student with an average of 95 per cent.

The Minister of Education, National Reconciliation and Information wishes all students success in their examination and expresses his gratitude to the head teachers, teachers and stakeholders for their dedication to all students.

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