Changes to PSLE scoring system 'will take a few years'
Schools, pupils and parents need enough time to adjust, say Heng Swee Keat
THE new scoring system for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) will take at least a few years to implement, Education Minister Heng Swee Keat said yesterday.
This is so there will be enough time to prepare schools, pupils and parents for the changes.
The PSLE T-score, which has been used to admit pupils to secondary schools for more than 30 years, has served an important function, said Mr Heng.
Changes to this will need to be "considered and communicated" carefully.