Mock PEP exams to be held in June
Minister of Education Ruel Reid has announced that grade-five students will sit mock exams for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) in June.
In an interview with JIS News, Senator Reid said all the necessary arrangements have already been made for students islandwide to sit the examinations, of which they will be the first cohort to officially sit in 2019.
He says the ministry is currently concentrating on the final Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) to be held in March and then will ramp up preparations for the PEP.
Senator Reid explains that administrators of schools and parents can expect ongoing updates regarding PEP.
PEP, which will replace GSAT as the national secondary-school entrance test, is intended to provide a better and more complete profile of students’ academic and critical-thinking capabilities at the end of primary-level education.
It comprises a Performance Task Test, Ability Task Test and a Curriculum-Based Test.