Tough questions: Aims of school examinations




A recent news report touched on the issue of tough school examinations that appeared to result in high student failure rates. In contrast, national examinations like the PSLE appeared to be easier.  A former primary school Level Head, Albert Koh currently teaches in a secondary school.  In this article, he gives his perspective on examinations, discussing their roles, and differentiating school examinations from national type.

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