Private primary schools dominate 2013 CPEA

Fadia Fakhre

Private primary schools in St George’s dominated the first ten positions in the annual 2013 

Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment which was held on 17 May 2013 and is used to determine the number of students that will be provided the opportunity to move on to secondary schools when the new school year commences in September 2013.

Fadia Fakhre
Fadia Fakhre

Fadia Fakhre, Zoei Olliverre and Enya Noel — The top three students who scored 498, 492 and 490 points respectively are all students of Westmorland primary and they will be moving to the secondary department of the school.

Fourth and fifth were Thabo Antoine scoring 488 points and Ayana Taylor scoring 486 of First Choice primary, and they will be attending the Presentation Brothers’ College and St Joseph Convent St George’s respectively.

The position for sixth was tied with both students scoring 484 points. Christian Chow Chung of Beacon Junior will be receiving secondary education at the Beacon Secondary, while Ali Noel of St Andrew RC will be moving to PBC.

The four other students in the top ten positions scored 482 points. They are Aishwarya Gilkes and Ruth Vaccianna of Beacon Junior Primary and they will moving to St Joseph Convent St George’s; Peter McBernie of South St George who will be moving to PBC, and Danique Herry of St George’s SDA who will be moving to Anglican High School.

In the overall report, the Ministry of Education said that the Internal aspect of the CPEA commenced September 2012, and culminated on Friday 17 May 2013, with the external component of the Assessment. The Examination was opened to all students who were eleven (11) but not yet fourteen (14) years of age on 01 September 2013.

 

The CPEA comprised of 2 components:                           

  1. 1. Internal Assessment (40% of total score)
  2. 2. External Assessment (60% of total score)

Features of the internal assessment included:

  1. Project
  2. Book Report
  3. Writing Portfolio
  4. Self-assessment
  5. Practice in “Can-do” skills in: English, Mathematics, Science, and Civics.
  6. Teacher-made test in English, Mathematics, Science and Civics.

 

The external component consisted of three multiple choice papers in:

  1. Mathematics
  2. English 
  3. Science

 

RESULTS

  • A total of one thousand seven hundred and forty-eight (1748) students were registered for the CPEA; this included eight hundred and eighty-nine (889) males and eight hundred and fifty-nine (859) females. However, from this total, one thousand seven hundred and thirty-four (1,734) students sat the external component (final exam) and one thousand seven hundred and forty (1,740) participated in the internal component.
  • One thousand, six hundred and ninety-nine (1, 699) students were assigned to secondary schools throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. This included eight hundred and fifty-two males (852) and eight hundred and forty-seven (847) females. The forty-one (41) students who will be retained at the Grade 6 level will experience special ‘Diagnosis and Intervention’, leading to an individualized plan being developed for each child. Input will also come from selected Literacy and Mathematics Specialists, at the school level. The entire process and student progress will be closely monitored by the technical staff of the MOE.
  • In 2012, one thousand seven hundred and twenty-two (1,722) students sat the CPEA, and were all assigned to a secondary school.

The following table reflects the number of students assigned to each school:

Table 1: Students assigned to each secondary school

NO.

SCHOOL

NUMBER ASSIGNED

 

 

MALE

FEMALE

TOTAL

 1 GRENADA BOYS SECONDARY SCHOOL

142

142

 2 J.W. FLETCHER CATHOLIC SECONDARY

31

33

64

 3 ST. JOSEPH’S CONVENT-ST.GEORGE’S

99

99

 4 ANGLICAN HIGH

108

108

 5 WESLEY COLLEGE

38

32

70

 6 HAPPY HILL SECONDARY

39

47

86

 7 ST. ANDREW’S ANGLICAN SECONDARY

70

36

106

 8 ST.JOSEPH’S CONVENT-GRENVILLE

97

97

 9 ST. DAVID’S CATHOLIC SECONDARY

49

48

97

 10 GRENADA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

0

0

0

 11 PRESENTATION BROTHER’S COLLEGE

70

70

 12 MC DONALDS COLLEGE

60

41

101

 13 ST.JOHN’S CHRISTIAN SECONDARY

24

18

42

 14 ST.ROSE MODERN SECONDARY

22

31

53

 15 GRENADA SDA COMPREHENSIVE

39

28

67

 16 ST. MARK’S SECONDARY

44

40

84

 17 BISHOP’S COLLEGE

25

21

46

 18 GRENVILLE SECONDARY

70

45

115

 19 BOCA SECONDARY

33

33

66

 20 HILLSBPROUGH GOVERNMENT

22

23

45

 21 WESTMORLAND SECONDARY

8

12

20

 22 WESTERHALL SECONDARY

63

50

113

 23 BEACON HIGH

3

5

8

TOTAL

852

847

1,699

 

The highest score attained in the Assessment was 498 out of a maximum possible score of 500.  The national mean was 63.26 and the standard deviation 16.71. This is an improvement as compared to 2012’s national mean of 57.85.

All primary and secondary schools will be provided with the list of students assigned to each secondary school and the candidates’ performance profiles as indicated by the raw scores.

In the external component, students performed best in Science. Out of a total possible score of one hundred (100) marks, the National Mean in Mathematics was 56.45, in English was 58.91 and in Science was 64.30. Table 2 reflects this:

Table 2: The national mean in the external component of CPEA

No.

Subjects

Maximum Possible Score

National Mean 

 1 Mathematics

100

56.45

 2 English

100

58.91

 3 Science

100

64.30

 

Table 3: Number of students obtaining scores in the range for Mathematics, Science and English (External component/final exam)

Range of Scores

Number of Students

Mathematics English Science
0-20 13 4 2
21-40 420 293 231
41-60 614 625 484
61-80 458 650 641
81-100 229 162 376
Total 1734 1734 1734

Table 3 demonstrates that most of the students’ scores ranged from 41 to 80. The maximum possible score for the internal assessment was 100.

In the internal component, students performed best in Civics, followed by English, Science and Mathematics. Table 4 below reveals the national mean for each area in the internal assessment.

 

Table 4: The national mean in the internal component of the CPEA

No.

Subjects

Maximum Possible Score

National Mean

 1 Mathematics

40

26.48

 2 English

 60

41.52

 3 Science

 40

27.14

 4 Civics

60

42.96

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table 5: The number of students obtaining scores in the range for Mathematics, English, Science and Civics (Internal assessment) 

Range of Scores

Number of Students

Mathematics English Science Civics
0-20 55 22 29 4
21-40 199 133 156 60
41-60 420 378 421 388
61-80 547 658 597 691
81-100 519 549 537 597
Total 1740 1740 1740 1740

 

Table 6: Number of students obtaining the range of scores in the CPEA (internal and external component combined)

Range of Scores Number of Students
0-100 11
101-200 138
201-300 584
301-400 722
401-500 293
Total 1748

 

 

 

 

 

One thousand, three hundred and seventy (1,370) students attained fifty percent (50%) or more in CPEA, while three hundred and seventy-eight (378) obtained scores below fifty percent (50%) in the Assessment.Table 6 shows that most students obtained scores between 201 and 400, with 500 as the maximum possible score for the entire assessment.

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