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.
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

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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