Pri­mary school exam changes at a glance NO WEIGHTED AS­SESS­MENTS AND EX­AMS FOR PRI­MARY 1 AND 2 STU­DENTS How­ever, teach­ers will still use un­graded as­sess­ments such as projects, home­work and quizzes to track stu­dents’ learn­ing.

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What you should know about the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion’s lat­est changes to the pri­mary school as­sess­ment sys­tem.

MID-YEAR EX­AMS WILL BE RE­MOVED FOR PRI­MARY 3 AND 5 STU­DENTS FROM 2020 OR 2021 The Min­istry said in a state­ment that these are “tran­si­tion years” where stu­dents are ex­posed to new sub­jects and/or higher con­tent rigour and ex­pec­ta­tions. The aim is to pro­vide ad­e­quate time and space for stu­dents to ad­just to the in­creas­ing cur­ricu­lum de­mands.

RE­PORT BOOKS WILL NO LONGER STATE CER­TAIN ACA­DEMIC IN­DI­CA­TORS This in­cludes class and level po­si­tions. In Pri­mary 1 and 2, teach­ers will use “qual­i­ta­tive de­scrip­tors” while marks will be rounded off as whole num­bers in other lev­els.

EDUSAVE AWARDS NO LONGER BASED ON ACA­DEMIC SCORES In­stead, they will recog­nise stu­dents’ dili­gence, cu­rios­ity, col­lab­o­ra­tion and en­thu­si­asm. The changes will ap­ply to the P1 and P2 Edusave Merit Bur­sary, and the P2 and P3 Edusave Good Progress Award.

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