No Semester Exams for P1

29 May

From the straitstimes:

SIXTEEN schools have taken a massive step towards greater holistic learning by doing away with end-of-semester examinations for their Primary 1 pupils.

These prototype schools, comprising both neighbourhood ones as well as established names, use a variety of methods to gauge pupils’ progress that are more qualitative than just pure grades.

For years, many parents and pupils have complained about an education system which places too much emphasis on examinations, leaving young children snowed under by big exams. …..

At MathArena, play is important at the younger level when we teach math. I find that from learning foundational math skills in this way, some advance concepts actually become more evident to them. ie. Bringing the abstract to the concrete.

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