PUTRAJAYA: This yearâ€™s results saw an improvement to the overall performance of students in the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR).
Education director-general Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said the UPSR Average National Grade (GPN) has increased by 0.02 points, from a GPN of 2.29 in 2014 to 2.27 this year.
The GPN operates on a decreasing scale where a lower index value indicates better candidate achievement.
The percentage of students scoring all A’s increased by 0.76%, from 7.89% in 2014 to 8.65% in 2015.
A total of 38,344 students scored straight A’s this year compared to 36,304 candidates in 2014.
â€œHowever, the percentage of students scoring a minimum of Grade C (not including those with all A’s) reduced by 1.34%, from 59.03% in 2014 to 57.69% this year,â€ he said during the UPSR results analysis here on Tuesday.
The percentage of students who scored below the required minimum achievement (all Grade D or Grade E or a combination of both grades) in all their subjects decreased by 0.21%, from 2.87% in 2014 to 2.66% this year.
He said that the percentage of students who scored below the minimum requirement was the lowest in four years.
A total of 443,407 pupils sat for the examination this year.