Opinions on changes to PSLE

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Opinions on changes to PSLE

Postby 33mama » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:48 am

Original Title: PSLE tweeks that the govt may have.

What do you think it will be?
http://news.asiaone.com/news/edvantage/ ... -concludes

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Re: PSLE tweeks that the govt may have.

Postby tankee » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:28 am

Said to be in response to the feedback that they have gathered from the earlier dialogues.

My guess is probably the T-Score formula.

Unlikely that they will scrap the PSLE .... and adopt the infamous primary school registration procedure for secondary school :scared: :yikes: :faint:

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Re: PSLE tweeks that the govt may have.

Postby ngl2010 » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:41 am

I hope SA1 and SA2 papers will be centralized starting from P5. I know it will be a logistics nightmare but it will narrow the gap between neighbourhood schools and top schools.

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Re: PSLE tweeks that the govt may have.

Postby 33mama » Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:02 am

They will create less competition? More affiliation, more dsa?

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Changes to PSLE - your guess?

Postby mwchua » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:31 pm

Changes might be made to PSLE, as announced in today's Sunday Times. More details will be released in National Day Rally Day speech...

Whatever policy changes to be announced, just hope that they are made after careful deliberations and any long term impact has been considered.

Keeping my fingers crossed....

Any guess to the change? me and hubby debated, my guess is that calibration of PSLE score might be tweaked, his guess is that current admission policy to secondary schools might see changes.

Whats your sense of the likely change?

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Re: PSLE tweeks that the govt may have.

Postby jtoh » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:45 pm

Since they've done away with mentioning the top PSLE scorers and the schools from which these top scorers came from, maybe the next step will be to do away with giving the students their T-scores altogether. Just a band score, for eg. >260, 240-259, etc. Then based on the band you score, you can apply to any school in that particular band.

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Re: PSLE tweeks that the govt may have.

Postby BeContented » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:51 pm

jtoh wrote:Since they've done away with mentioning the top PSLE scorers and the schools from which these top scorers came from, maybe the next step will be to do away with giving the students their T-scores altogether. Just a band score, for eg. >260, 240-259, etc. Then based on the band you score, you can apply to any school in that particular band.


But isn't the uncertainty more stressful? That means I will not know if my child is high or low band & chances of getting into that Sch is wven harder to gauge. Unless the sch must accept all applicants within the band. How to order my choices. To me, Seems more scary

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Re: PSLE tweeks that the govt may have.

Postby iFirefly » Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:55 pm

Do you think they will implement the changes, whatever they may be, for 2014 PSLE ?

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Re: PSLE tweeks that the govt may have.

Postby 33mama » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:05 pm

jtoh wrote:Since they've done away with mentioning the top PSLE scorers and the schools from which these top scorers came from, maybe the next step will be to do away with giving the students their T-scores altogether. Just a band score, for eg. >260, 240-259, etc. Then based on the band you score, you can apply to any school in that particular band.

I think highly possible as this is already whats happening in aussie public schools

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Re: PSLE tweeks that the govt may have.

Postby PiggyLalala » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:11 pm

firefly38 wrote:Do you think they will implement the changes, whatever they may be, for 2014 PSLE ?


I hope not. Really pray that it will not take effect from 2014.

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