CYBERJAYA: Parents have begun to better understand the Form Three Assessment (PT3) which was introduced last year, says Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid.
He said PT3 was one of the four components under the School-Based Assessment (PBS) conducted by the schools, and not done at central level.
He said besides PT3, the other components were the School Assessment, sports physical activity and co-curriculum assessment (PAJSK) and the Psychometric Assessment (PPsi).
Mahdzir said since the national education system had long been practising centralised examinations, beginning in Standard Six, Form Three and Form Five, both students and parents were still at the stage of accepting the PBS.
“However, after the PT3 was implemented twice, we see there has been an improvement in the parents’ understanding of their children’s results, and we see society starting to accept the new system,” he said in a press conference on the progress of the PT3.
Earlier, Mahdzir witnessed the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding between Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) to develop an established educational technology environment.
He said the assessment system was also implemented in other developed countries where no centralised examinations were held for primary and lower secondary schools which instead, had school examinations.