The highest average score recorded for the 2018 CPEA is 95 per cent, obtained by Christian Aaron Gieowarsingh 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 per cent

There is a three-way tie for the third position. They are: Oneil Omar Sprott, of the Kingstown Preparatory School, Krista Alana Williams of the Troumaca Government School and Azaria Kylie Commissiong of the Windsor Primary School with an average of 94 per cent.

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

Of the 1,846 students registered, 1,837 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 1,606 (87.43 per cent), an increase of 2.08 per cent over last year’s 85.35 per cent.

There was also an improvement in the gender performance in this year’s examination. Of the 934 females sitting, 869 or 93.04 per cent met the required standard, comparative to the 2017 exam of 92.47 per cent of females meeting the required standard. Males performance was quite impressive, moving from 78.60 per cent meeting the required standard in 2017 to 81.62 per cent in 2018 (903 males sat the 2018 exam 737 met the required standard).

There are 49 schools that recorded a pass rate in excess of 80 per cent.

This number represents an additional two schools over last year’s figure of 47.

The criterion for determining the required standard is that students must acquire at least 50 per cent of the possible 500 marks.

“The Ministry of Education congratulates all students and extends gratitude to the head teachers, 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,” the ministry said in a press statement Monday morning.

13 replies on “Prep School student is SVG’s top CPEA performer 2018”

  1. Congratulations to all the young boys and girls of SVG the teachers and parents on their success. The journey has just began

  2. C. ben-David says:

    Everyone knows, or should know, that 95 percent today is equivalent to 65 percent 40’years ago due to a combination of grade inflation and lower standards.

      1. I have children and although my time in school was difficult, they are all doing subjects, topics and courses earlier than I did. It cannot be denied. Areas I did in Secondary school, my son did in elementary and middle school. What do you know?

        I am a mother who has had to teach myself subject areas and will always positively encourage my kids.

        Woe beyond to your kids!!!

    1. Do you have a child in school to see how hard the work is now and the amount of topics to cover in such short time? If not hush and take a seat! The poor children and teachers of today are under so much pressure, back in the day you did 1+1=2 and one didn’t have to accomplish much to be a teacher….

      1. C. Ben-David says:

        This observation is pure f*rt. The standards here have been declining for years, as they have declined in most of the Western world. in order to superficially inflate attendance and graduation rates.

  3. We all should be encouraging these kids as they take the next step to higher education. 40 years ago we didn’t hear much about derivative products, econometrics, and risk management. I know the stress these kids were under given the high expectations from their parents, school and community/village. Congratulations to all passed. Foe those who didn’t make it, it is not the end of the world. Keep trying and don’t give up on your dreams.

  4. Shame, shame on all of you for applauding the empty achievement of all those involved — CXC officials, the local teacher’s college, the Ministry of Education, the teacher’s union, the teachers themselves, the students, and the students’ parents — in passing multiple choice exams that a 10 year old could easily have passed decades ago when standards and expectations were much higher. Any of you could look online for the past exams to see how even a well trained chimpanzee could pass these dumbed-down tests. Our “education revolution” has only produced a nation of know-nothing credentialed dunces, as I will prove in my next essay.

  5. Congrats to all. However I often wonder how well are our rural primary schools doing. Since I often hear the names of the same 6 or so schools in the top 15 performances over the past decade. There are lots of primary schools who hardly register a single candidate in the top 30. Anyway I wish these students all the best going forward.

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