Official Summary Results Of The 2024 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA)

PR – Grenada, through the Testing and Examinations Unit of the Ministry of Education, successfully administered the internal and the external components of the  CPEA for the 2023-2024 academic year.  

One thousand, seven hundred and five (1,705) students were registered for the Assessment in 2024.  This included eight hundred and forty-six (846) males and eight hundred and fifty-nine (859) females.  All the registered students wrote the internal component; however, one thousand six hundred and ninety seven (1,697) students wrote the external component.  

Of the one thousand, seven hundred and five (1705) students, all have been assigned to a secondary  school under the Government of Grenada’s Universal Secondary Education Policy.  

Overall Performance 

External Component 

Overall, 1,220 students attained 50% and above in the external component of the examination. This figure  represents 70.97% of all the students and comprised 663 females and 557 males. 

Table 1: Number of students obtaining 50% or above in the external assessment

Percentage  Number of students by gender Total
F
< 50%  557  663  1,220
>= 50%  284  193  477
Total  841  856  1,697

For this component of the assessment, students performed best in Science. Of a total possible score of  100, the national mean in science was 64.13, a decline of 1.94 from 66.07 in 2023. The most notable  drop was in Mathematics, with a shift from 58.53 in 2023 to 56.12 in 2024. The only subjects that  documented a slight increase were Social Studies, moving from a mean score of 60.30 in 2023 to 60.57  in 2024, and Language Arts, from 59.75 to 59.82. 

 Table 2: The national mean in each subject area in the external component  

Subject  Maximum Possible  National Mean
Score 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2021 2022  2023  2024
Mathematics  100  56.21  56.93  60.25  57.16  54.13  55.56  49.06  53.88  58.53  56.12
Language  

Arts

100  62.64  58.63  58.86  64.50  66.77  65.83  65.39  46.92  59.75  59.82
Science  100  65.04  65.96  65.93  67.54  70.95  67.64  64.97  59.88  66.07  64.13
Social Studies  100  54.66  64.20  64.51  59.87  60.30  60.57

Internal Component 

There were 1,651 students (845 females and 806 males) achieving the 50% and above mark in the internal  component of the examination, representing 96.83% of the total number of students who wrote the exam.

Table 3: Number of students obtaining 50% or above in the internal assessment 

Percentage  Number of students by gender Total
F
>= 50%  806  845  1,651
< 50%`  38  16  54
Total  844  861  1,705

In this component of the assessment, the best performance was recorded in Mathematics, followed by  Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science at the rear. The mean score in Language Arts was 83.63 and  Mathematics, 87.71. Table 4 below demonstrates the national mean in all the subject areas. 

Table 4: The national mean in each subject area in the internal component of the assessment 

Subject  Maximum  Possible  National Mean
Score 2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2021  2022  2023  2024
Mathematics  100  70.55  71.07  74.90  77.86  79.92  79.95  81.16  81.70  84.43  87.71
Language  

Arts

100  72.92  74.28  75.92  77.78  80.29  80.37  82.41  83.56  84.89  83.63
Science  100  72.37  73.61  74.90  78.09  79.23  80.65  82.95  83.49  84.56  83.22
Social Studies  100  76.68  74.20  79.37  81.77  78.62  80.39  83.07  83.45  85.12  83.37

Secondary School Assignments 

Below is a breakdown by gender, of the assignment of the 1705 students to the various secondary  schools. 

Table 1: The number of students assigned to each secondary school (2024)

GRENADA 2024 CPEA SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS
Assigned Schools  Female  Male  Total
ANGLICAN HIGH SCHOOL  105  105
BISHOP’S COLLEGE  21  19  40
GRENADA BOYS SECONDARY SCHOOL  139  139
GRENADA SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST COMPREHENSIVE  SCHOOL  27  34  61
GRENVILLE SECONDARY SCHOOL  55  63  118
HARBOUR LIGHT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY  1
HILLSBOROUGH SECONDARY SCHOOL  18  21  39
J.W. FLETCHER CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL  41  29  70
MC DONALD COLLEGE  32  49  81
PRESENTATION BROTHERS’ COLLEGE  70  70
ST ANDREW’S ANGLICAN SECONDARY SCHOOL  47  68  115
ST DAVID’S CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL  48  54  102
ST JOHN’S CHRISTIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL  13  17  30
ST JOSEPH’S CONVENT (GRENVILLE)  70  70
ST JOSEPH’S CONVENT (ST GEORGE’S)  100  100
ST MARK’S SECONDARY SCHOOL  33  37  70
ST ROSE MODERN SECONDARY SCHOOL  27  33  60
THE ISLAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL  3
THE ST GEORGE’S INSTITUTE  17
WESLEY COLLEGE  44  26  70
WESTERHALL SECONDARY SCHOOL  56  48  104
WESTMORLAND SECONDARY SCHOOL  12
HAPPY HILL SECONDARY SCHOOL  48  49  97
GRENADA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY  16  19  35
BEACON HIGH SCHOOL  1
BOCA SECONDARY SCHOOL  40  55  95
Total  859  846  1705

Each primary school will receive its specific copy of the Grade 6 students’ assignments to a secondary  school with particulars for their students only. Therefore, the Ministry will not publish the  comprehensive listing in 2024

BACKGROUND 

The Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) was introduced in place of the National Common  Entrance Examination (CEE) for the first time in 2012. The CPEA is a measure of the key skills required  by students exiting the primary school system. It involves continuous assessment of students’  performances throughout Grades 5 and 6. Students are therefore assessed for formative, summative and  diagnostic purposes. The CPEA has been developed by the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in  collaboration with the ministries of education throughout the region.  

The 2024 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) officially commenced with the internal  component in Sept. 2023 and culminated with the external components on Wednesday, May 15 and  Thursday, May 16, 2024. The assessment was open to all students who were eleven (11) on, or before, Sept. 1, 2023. In May 2023, the Ministry of Education re-established the policy of Universal Secondary  Education, where all students writing the examinations would exit primary schools.  

THE CPEA COMPRISES TWO (2) COMPONENTS:  

  • Internal Assessment (40% of total score)  
  • External Assessment (60% of total score)  

Features of the internal assessment include:  

  • Project  
  • Book Report 
  • Writing Portfolio 
  • Self-assessment 
  • Practice in “Can-Do” Skills: English, Mathematics, Science and Civics 
  • Teacher-made tests in English, Mathematics, Science and Civics

Features of the external assessment include fifty (50) multiple choice questions in:  (A) Language Arts (B) Mathematics (C) Science (D) Social Studies  

Students were given seventy-five (75) minutes to complete each paper. 

REASSIGNMENT [TRANSFER] PROCEDURES 

Grounds for REASSIGNMENT [Transfer] Requests 

Reassignments will only be allowed under the following strictly adhered-to grounds: 

For a student to be reassigned (from the first school assigned to another), at least one of the following criteria  must be met: 

  • AVAILABILITY of Space: in accordance with the 1:35 teacher-to-pupil ratio 
  • VACATED SPACE: where a student has vacated an assigned placement at the school for which a  transfer is requested 
  • OTHER Special Conditions: Hinged on a) and b), but not limited to, where the following conditions  apply: 
  • Medical and/or Psychological Conditions: underlying conditions with proven history and  records 
  • Change in Residence: Where the student now resides closer to the preferred school (proof  required) 

Transfers: The following procedures will apply when requesting reassignments for students: 1. Parents or guardians shall apply for reassignments electronically via this link: 

https://form.jotform.com/241416596494870 

https://www.gov.gd/index.php/cpea 

https://gov.gd 

  1. The applications form should be completed by July 1, 2024
  2. The application will be reviewed by a CPEA Reassignment [Transfer] Committee (comprising the  manager, the principal and vice principal of the school), chaired by the principal. 
  3. The school’s CPEA Reassignment [Transfer] Committee will meet and submit its recommendations  to the Ministry of Education, through the Office of the Chief Education Officer no later than two (2) weeks after the results are released. Recommendations received after the deadline will not be  considered. 
  4. Principals will send all recommendations for reassignments to the Ministry of Education  through the Office of the Chief Education Officer, for review and approval. 
  5. All recommendations for reassignments shall be forwarded to the Planning Unit through the  Office of the Chief Education Officer, for documentation and collating, which must be done  within two (2) business days following receipt. 
  6. All recommendations shall then be forwarded to the Ministry’s CPEA Oversight  Committee (comprised of Chief Education Officer, DCEO-Testing & Measurement; DCEO School Administration; Senior Planning Officer) for reassignment review and decisions. 
  7. Reassignments [Transfers] will only be granted after the Ministry of Education has reviewed and  officially documented the decision 

Following the review and decisions, the following steps shall be taken: 

  1. For all approved reassignments, the parent or guardian shall be notified in writing by the Office of the  Chief Education Officer [so that all requisite steps are followed]. 
  2. For all denied reassignments, the parent or guardian shall be notified in writing by the Office of the  Chief Education Officer [so that all requisite steps are followed]. 

NOTE 

  • The Ministry of Education will NOT ACCEPT any hard copies of completed forms from parents and, accordingly, parents must refrain from making their requests physically at the Examination’s Unit. 
  • Parents who DO NOT have access to electronic means of submission can contact the Help Desk via  telephone (473) 440-2737 for assistance to complete the form. 
  • Requests WILL NOT be considered after the stipulated deadline.
  • Based on students’ performance and the number of students placed in the school of their first choice,  some schools have already met their capacity. Therefore, the Ministry of Education WILL NOT allow  transfers to schools where the class size is already at its maximum.