CPEA - Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment


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What is the CPEA?

The Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) is an assessment of the literacies required by all pupils exiting the primary school system.

The focus of this assessment is on a set of literacies, which are common to all primary curricula across the region and are necessary for students to achieve at higher levels of education. These include:

  • mathematical
  • language
  • civic
  • scientific

All of these are solidly grounded in learning theories espoused by Piaget, Bruner and Vygotsky among others. The CPEA will therefore focus on the assessment of literacies and not individual subjects, as is the case with traditional end-of-primary examinations.