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.