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.
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.