Richard Patrick James, of the Kingstown Preparatory School, and Isaiah Danville Jr. Toney, of the Georgetown Government School, each scored 96.8% to tie for the top spot in the 2021 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA).
They also tied for first position for boys.
James also scored the highest score in maths, 98.67%.
Toney, along with Alexis James, of Kingstown Preparatory School, and
Cleon Francois, of Troumaca Government School, registered a perfect sore in science.
The third position went to Selah Naima Gonsalves, of Sugar Mill Academy, who was the top female performer.
Jarell Malcolm Charles, of Kingstown Preparatory, and Aziel Jaide Boston, of Sugar Mill Academy, took the fourth position.
Boston placed second for girls, while Malcolm was third for boys.
Taiesha Kayana Martin, of Kingstown Government, and Alexander Jaelan Cummings, of Sugar Mill Academy tied for sixth position overall.
Martin was third for girls and Cummings, fourth for boys.
In addition, Martin was one of the three top performers in social studies.
She, along with Lucia Suriah Hillocks, of Questelles Government School, and Othni Barker, of Dickson Methodist School, scored 98.67%
Hillocks placed eight overall and fourth for girls.
Tegan Jennifer Deane, of the St Mary’s Roman Catholic, was ninth overall and fifth for girls, while Mikayla Tiwanna Durrant, of Kingstown Preparatory, was 10th overall and sixth for girls.
Tylisha Ince, of St. Mary’s R.C. School, registered the highest score in language: 96%
The preliminary results indicate that almost 85% of registered students met the prescribed standard, the Ministry of Education said on Thursday.
A total of 1,593 from the 1,895 candidates achieved at least half of the possible 500 marks.
Of these, 751 are males and 842 are females.
There is a slight decrease in the overall student performance this year, with 84.96% students meeting the prescribed standard compared to last year’s 86.16%.
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 totalling 300 marks or 60% of the total score 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 internal component was worth 200 marks or 40% of the total score.
There are 45 out of 66 schools that recorded a pass rate in excess of 80%.
“The Ministry of Education congratulates all students and extends gratitude to all school staff and other stakeholders for their support of the children,” a press release said.