The Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) 2012 results are not much different from last year, with several states showing an increase in the number and percentage of students getting A in all subjects. Besides Kuala Lumpur, the states which showed better results were Sarawak, Negri Sembilan, Kedah, Pahang, Sabah and Perlis. However, seven states recorded a slight drop in results, namely Terengganu, Penang, Kelantan, Perak, Selangor, Johor and Malacca.
In Kuala Lumpur, 2,487 or 10.35% of 24,021 candidates obtained A in all subjects. Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur education director Abdullah Mad Yunus said the results were 0.37% better than last year with 2,441 of 22,766 pupils scoring A in all subjects. He said three schools, which recorded the highest number of candidates scoring A in all subjects, were Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Setiawangsa (97 pupils), SK Bukit Damansara (93) and SK Taman Tun Dr Ismail 1 (89).