Submissions in the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment have been marked and the results will be released locally later this month, according to Minister for Education, Shawn Edward. The Minister went on to add his delight with the fact that the National average has moved from 70.5% to 74.035%.
Preliminary results also indicate an improvement in the performance of male students. According to Edward, out of the top 25 ranked students who wrote the exam, 18 of them were boys. The Minister lauded this achievement as it represented the fruits of an initiative implemented in the education system over the past few years to improve the outputs of boys as it relates to entry examination performance.
“We know we’ve had a number of disciplinary issues with a number of our young men in society and we’ve also noticed a discernable gap in performance at the CXC level between the boys and the girls” the Minister said. “So, when you get CPEA results and at a glance you can tell that 18 out of your top 25 performers are boys, it speaks to an issue we have identified and is being address and I am extremely pleased with that.”
The results are set to be analyzed then subsequently released on June 22nd.
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