Schools can set trial exam questions next year

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FROM next year, schools will set and mark the questions for trial examination, including the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM).
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said this was to reduce the burden on teachers, who had to travel to the state or district education offices to set the questions together.
“Since we’ve given autonomy to schools to set their own questions, there is no need for state coordinated trial exams,” he said at Parliament lobby yesterday.
Currently, trial examination papers are set according to each state education office and district education office’s preference.
States, which had standardised trial examinations, used the results to gauge the performance of schools.
However, Wee said the comparison would often put pressure on students.
On recent allegations of an SPM trial examination question leaked on Facebook, Wee said the question was not set by the ministry or the Examination Board.
A photo of the alleged question from a Moral Education paper was widely circulated on the social media.
“Anyone could have drafted the question, uploaded it on the Internet and claimed it was from the Education Ministry.
“The ministry has not received any complaints or evidence on this matter and we will investigate if anyone can provide us information and proof of the exam paper,” he said.

Read more: Schools can set trial exam questions next year – General – New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/schools-can-set-trial-exam-questions-next-year-1.149516?cache=03D163D03edding-pred-1.1176%2F%3FpFpentwage63Dp%3A%2Fhe3D03Dn63Frea-rti3D19.3D163D03edding-pred-1.1176%2F%3FpFpentwage63Dp%3A%2Fhe3D03Dn63Frea%3Fpage%3D0%23commentsForm-190440%3Fkey%3DMalaysia%3Fpage%3D0#ixzz27laMCB6T

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