More than 1800 Primary School Students sit the CPEA

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:47 PM - George's, Grenada
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ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, May 20, 2015 – GIS: Smartly dressed and well-prepared youngsters could be seen filing into their various centres, across the nation, on Friday, May 15, to sit the final, external, component of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA), in preparation to enter the next level of their educational journey – secondary school.

On the morning of the exam boxes containing the sealed exam documents from CXC were delivered to the various schools, as teachers and principals spent the pre-exam period mentally preparing students, engaging them in prayer, as well as giving them the necessary information and encouragement needed.

Of the students’ preparation, Principal of the St. Andrew R.C. School, Mrs. Barbara Simmons said, “Their progress has been really good and intensive. I think the teachers understand the process well.

They have paced themselves well and the students were very familiar with what was expected and I think they really worked hard. Most of them went up with very good scores, because as you know, those grades are sent to CXC and they will be added to today’s exam.”

Nine hundred and forty-three (943) males and 894 females were registered to sit the exam.

Deputy Chief Education Officer (Exams), Ms. Michelle Peters is satisfied with the 2015 execution of the CPEA external exit assessment. Peters said, “I thought it went very well.

The administrators involved were very prepared, for the administration of the assessment. Students were on time and punctual.

In terms of the booklets (CXC) – all centres had all the necessary materials for exams and were able to start on time. We did not have any major incidents or mishaps; in fact we saw an improvement in the effectiveness of administrators this year. Most knew what was expected and they executed well.”

The assessment commenced at 9 a.m. was conducted at 52 centres throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, including two breaks and ending at approximately 1: 45 p.m. It consisted of three multiple-choice papers in the areas of mathematics, Language Arts and Science.

Early Childhood Education Officer, Ms. Bernadette John, who assisted with the administration of the exam at the St. Andrew R.C. School, said, “Over the years the Ministry of Education has been training the proctors and the administrators, so that on the day of the exam, everything will work out smoothly.

We’ll want to minimize any problems, so that the children can be comfortable and the exam can be run off in a very smooth manner.” Ms. John felt that there was an overall high level of preparation for the day of the exams.

CPEA is open to all students who are 11, but not yet 14-years-old, as of August 31st, 2015.




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