Tuesday, June 30, 2009

To be happy or not?

School informed us today.

29 June 2009
Dear Parent/Guardian


1. In line with the Primary Education Review and Implementation (PERI) Committee recommendations, the school is exploring the implementation of holistic assessment of pupils to support learning. This would enable teachers to provide more meaningful feedback to you on your child’s progress in the academic and non academic areas.

2. In the light of the above and in order to facilitate teachers’ design of appropriate assessment tools for their learners, I wish to inform you that there will be no Common Test 2 (CT2) for P1 to P5 pupils in Term 3.

3. Your child’s learning of the various subjects taught in class will be monitored using varied modes of assessments and will be carried out at the professional discretion of their teachers. The assessments which may be in small portions are aimed to help build pupils’ confidence and desire to learn and may vary from class to class.

4. Hence, in place of Common Test 2 (CT2) teachers will conduct two or three shorter class tests/assignments targeted at the ability level of the class and at the appropriate juncture of the syllabus or scheme of work. Class teachers will inform the pupils of the dates of these tests.

5. The school will continue to have its Semester 2 Assessment (SA2) exam for pupils in Term 4.

Yours faithfully,

Mrs Margaret Tan (Principal)

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