Children in Singapore will no longer be ranked by exam results.— Kiran Johny (@johnywrites) November 5, 2018
Learning is not a competition,” states Ong Ye Kung, Singapore’s Education Ministerhttps://t.co/YqlLuJTDt0
However, in a strategic shift Singapore decided to abolish exams for primary years 1 and 2 students will starting from 2019.
Discussions, homework, and quizzes are set to replace marks and grades as the favored method of collecting information on the performance of primary school students.
Older primary and secondary students will also study in a less competitive environment.
Listen to the following video in which Stanford professor and noted researcher Linda Darling-Hammond discusses what the United States can learn from high-achieving countries on teaching, learning, and assessment — from Finland to Singapore