Seanté Zelika Sade Marshall, of the Kingstown Preparatory School, is St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ top performer in this year’s CaribbeanPrimary Exit Assessment (CPEA).
Marshall scored an average of 96.8 per cent to emerge ahead of the 1,780 Vincentian students who wrote the exam.
Kate-Lynn Meeliah Bobb, of the Stubbs Government School, took the second position with an average of 95.6 per cent.
There is a three-way tie for the third position. They are:
Jada Jamelia Ruth Durrant, of the Kingstown Government School, Lazaro Lopez Lynch, of the Kingstown Preparatory School and Aroma Sweet Toria David, of the Richland Park Government School with an average of 95.2 per cent.
The first 10 places were taken by the following schools: Kingstown Preparatory — 5; Stubbs Government — 1; Kingstown Government — 1; Richland Park Government — 1; Bequia Anglican Primary — 1; Barrouallie Government — 1.
Grade 6 students registered for the 2019 CPEA concluded their final examination on May 17, 2019.
Of the 1,785 students registered, 1,780 wrote the final examination: 925 males and 855 females.
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 1,552 (87.19 per cent) a slight decrease over last year’s 87.43 per cent. This number includes 749 (80.97 per cent) males and 803 (93.2 per cent) females.
There are 51 out of 67 schools that recorded a pass rate in excess of 80 per cent.