Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

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Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

Postby joyjesoh » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:55 pm

Hi Parents,
My daughter is currently do a school project right now, and she needs help from everyone to help her complete a survey. Please take about 5 mins of your time and complete it for her. Thanks.

Here is the link to the survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6V2XFX3

Her topic is regarding the abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013, everyone is also free to share your views regarding this issue as well.

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Re: Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

Postby joyjesoh » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:32 pm

Please help thanks! :D

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Re: Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

Postby janet88 » Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:59 pm

P1/2 exams will not be abolished. Although most schools have done away with CA/SA, there are still tests at the end of every term. I was shocked when my daughter first came back with letter of the dates of the summative tests in May. She's in P1, by the way. The second test was in August and then this month Oct again.

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Re: Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

Postby joyjesoh » Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:15 pm

Although Singapore has decided to do away with all exams in 2013. They will be doing with various forms of assessment other than through paper-and-pen assessment. This is to gear them and equip them with the 21st century skills.

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Re: Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

Postby janet88 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 7:58 am

joyjesoh wrote:Although Singapore has decided to do away with all exams in 2013. They will be doing with various forms of assessment other than through paper-and-pen assessment. This is to gear them and equip them with the 21st century skills.


It's not possible to do away with all exams...but we do need exams of some kind. Anyway, Maths exams have shifted towards non-routine kind of questions.

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Re: Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

Postby Sun_2010 » Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:07 am

joyjesoh ,

I like the direction this is taking but this is one direction that needs a practical thinking and good teachers to make it a success. Every teacher would matter. That is the draw back - the implementation.

This is a topic that matters to me , completed the survey last night :-)

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Re: Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

Postby joyjesoh » Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:33 pm

Yepp, that's why teachers will definitely need to change their teaching methods. This is to equip them with the 21st century skills, which include life and career skills, and to develop a holistic education. Which i feel is lacking now in today's education system.

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Re: Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

Postby try » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:34 pm

P1 and P2 testing method is more on consistency versus preparation. Teachers will just pick any work to based the CA or SA mark on. More stressful for me as my children need exam drilling to score.... but this system has its own merits - especially for those children who are disciplined.

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Re: Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

Postby LOLMum » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:40 pm

They don't call it exam anymore. It is known as mini tests.

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Re: Abolishment of P1/2 exams in 2013

Postby Guest » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:00 pm

LOLMum wrote:They don't call it exam anymore. It is known as mini tests.


:rotflmao: Bite-size exams..
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