The Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development has developed a comprehensive strategy for the implementation of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) which will replace the Common Entrance Examination this September.
Officials say the CPEA will better afford students a well-rounded education experience, and will enhance access to and equitability in education.
Press Release: The Ministry of Education has held a number of fact finding missions in order to establish best practices, including consulting with counterparts in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. A system of support has been created for each of the eight school districts, with an officer assigned to work alongside education officers, curriculum officers, numeracy and literacy officers, principals and teachers. Training is also being provided to address areas of deficiency.
Education Officer for Assessment, Mr. Patterson Abraham, said given the ground work that has taken place, and the collaboration between the Ministry of Education and partner agencies like CAMDU, the implementation of the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment program will be successful.