Tweet: Singapore children will no longer be ranked by exam results.

Singapore has long been an educational high-achiever, Scoring high on PISA scores, promoting rote learning and long study hours to propel school children toward exam success.

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




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