by RAHIMI YUNUS / pic by BERNAMA
THE government has abolished the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) and cancelled the Form Three Assessment (PT3) examination for the 2021 academic calendar.
Senior Education Minister Dr Mohd Radzi Md Jidin said the Education Ministry had conducted engagement sessions with headmasters, teachers, Parent-Teacher Associations, students, unions and associations nationwide before arriving at the decision to scrap UPSR.
He said school-based assessments will be enhanced in place of UPSR starting this year.
Similarly, he said the school-based assessment will be the mechanism to evaluate PT3 students this year though the concept of examination will remain in the education system, unlike UPSR.
The minister said assessment of special school admissions, also known as PKSK, will be used to evaluate students’ entry into boarding schools for Form 1 and Form 4.