Schools can set trial exam questions next year.

FROM next year, schools will set and mark the questions for trail 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.

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