In this article, we will explore what PEP is, its purpose, the weighting of each component, the time of year for administration, and most importantly, when the PEP results for 2023 will be released.
The Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is a comprehensive assessment system in Jamaica that replaces the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT). PEP aims to evaluate a student’s academic abilities, strengths, weaknesses, and readiness for grade 7.
The assessment places increased emphasis on assessing 21st-century skills such as critical thinking and communication.
What is PEP?
The Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is a series of assessments designed to evaluate students’ academic performance and readiness for grade 7.
It provides a comprehensive profile of students’ strengths, weaknesses, and skills, going beyond the traditional focus on knowledge acquisition.
PEP assesses critical thinking, communication, and other 21st-century skills.
What is the purpose of PEP?
PEP serves several important purposes:
- Measuring students’ readiness for grade 7.
- Placing students in secondary schools based on their performance.
- Providing accurate information about students’ knowledge, abilities, and skills in various subject areas.
How will each component of PEP be weighted?
The weighting for each component of PEP is as follows:
- Ability Test: 30%
- Curriculum-Based Test and Performance Tasks: 70%
What time of year will each component of PEP be administered?
According to the Department of Education, the administration of PEP components is scheduled as follows:
- Grade 6 Ability Test: Term 2
- Grade 6 Performance Task: Term 1
- Grade 6 Curriculum-Based Test: Term 3
- Grade 5: Term 3
- Grade 4: Term 3
How will my child be placed in a secondary school?
The placement mechanism for secondary schools will remain the same.
Students will have seven school choices, and their PEP results will be considered during the placement process.
When will the PEP Results 2023 come out?
The anticipated release date for the PEP Results 2023 is the end of the third week in June.
Check back here. We will publish the date for the release of the PEP results as soon as the Department of Education releases the confirmed date.
However, it is important to note that this date is subject to change, so it is advisable to stay updated through official channels.
How to check the results?
To check your child’s PEP results, you have two options:
- Collect the results from the respective schools.
- Seek assistance from your local schools on how to access the results online.
After the PEP Results 2023 announcement
Following the release of the PEP Results 2023, parents of grade-six students will receive a new Student Summary Report that provides a standardized scaled description of their children’s performance in all subject areas covered by the examination.
PEP Results 2023
The Primary Exit Profile (PEP) is a significant assessment system in Jamaica that evaluates students’ academic abilities and readiness for grade 7.
The PEP Results 2023 are expected to be released by the end of the third week in June. It is crucial for parents to stay informed about the official release date and follow the necessary steps to access the results.
The PEP Results will provide valuable insights into students’ performance and aid in the placement process for secondary schools.