Move to remove exams at Primary 2 level draws mixed reactions

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung addressing the media on Sept 28, 2018. He described changes to exams and grading as a step forward in improving the balance between the joy of learning and the rigour of education. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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SINGAPORE - Starting next year, Primary 2 pupils will no longer have to sit for assessments and exams.

Their teachers will continue using bite-sized forms of assessments such as worksheets, class work and homework to gauge their students' learning, but their grades will not count towards an overall assessment score.

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