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St Lucia to replace Common entrance exams with Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA)

Several countries in the Caribbean, including Saint Lucia, have decided to retire the Common Entrance Examination, and implement the enhanced Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA).

The CPEA, introduced by CXC in 2012, will improve the quality of education in primary schools and enable increased literacies necessary for students to benefit fully from secondary school education.

The CPEA will be implemented in September beginning with Grade 5 students and will consist of both an internal and external component.

The internal component will include peer assessments, teacher-made tests, practice skills, book reports, and projects.

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