PUTRAJAYA – The Primary School Assessment Report (PPSR) which comprises four components, including the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) results, is more holistic in producing excellent human capital for the future.
This was the opinion voiced by parents who accompanied their children to collect the UPSR results at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Putrajaya Presint 14 (1) , here today.
Its Parents-Teachers’ Association vice- president, Nor Aishah Ariffin said the assessment which no longer focus on academics would spur the teachers and parents to achieve the desired outcome.
“It is different from the previous system which is totally based on examinations where the sole responsibility lies with the schools. The PPSR component requires the cooperation of parents and teachers in order for the student to succeed.
Besides UPSR, three other components were included in the PPSR, namely classroom evaluation; physical activity, sports and co-curricular assessment; and psychometric assessment.
For parent Norasma Ariffin, 42, the PPSR is a more holistic method which would equip the students with life skills other than academics.
She said the overall excellence of the students was important for them to move to a higher level such as the fully residential schools.
“The PPSR will also motivate students to be excellent in activities outside the classroom and equal to students who do well in academics,” she said.
Mohd Shihabuddin Mukhtar, 38, also felt the PPSR proves that Malaysia was not far behind other countries in its approach to and assessment of education which was not focus merely on academics.
Medical officer Noorlaily Syakimah Saidi, 39, said the PPSR gave equal opportunities to students to show their capabilities, especially those who were good in sports.
She said with the PPSR, parents could identify their children’s potential and work to improve their studies.
Earlier, Education director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin when tabling the PPSR, announced that the performance of Year Six pupils in 2017 was generally good, although there was room for improvement.
Meanwhile, in PORT KLANG, parents said the report opened up their minds to the abilities and interests of their children other than in their studies.
“I feel that in order to produce students who excel in various aspects, this (PPSR) is the way because the assessment is comprehensive,” said Jaffri Hassan, 51, to Bernama when met at Sekolah Kebangsaan Pelabuhan Klang, here today. – BERNAMA