Will PSLE changes make a difference?

It will, if parents get out of the mental trap based on the old scoring system and look at the broader changes already taking place in the education landscape

The response to the details released last week on the new scoring system for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) has been somewhat underwhelming. Several educators and parents have expressed doubts on whether the changes will meet their objective of getting parents to focus less on their children's grades and more on developing their talents and interests.

Some of the pessimism is understandable.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 02, 2019, with the headline 'Will PSLE changes make a difference?'. Print Edition | Subscribe