Education groups: Removing exams good, but fine-tune assessment system
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Education Minister Maszlee Malik has announced that exams for pupils in Year One, Two and Three will be replaced with a more objective form of assessment from 2019. (Bernama pic)
PETALING JAYA: NGOs involved in education have welcomed the education ministry’s move to remove mid-year and final exams for Years One to Three pupils to make way for classroom-based assessment.
However, they want improvements to be made to the assessment system.
Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) secretary Tunku Munawirah Putra and Tamil Foundation adviser K Arumugam do not expect teachers to have problems with this move as teachers have been doing such assessments since 2011.
“The school-based assessment is an on-going measure under the policy of upholding Bahasa Malaysia and strengthening the use of English.
“Removing exams is just removing the final formative exams….