Better School-based Assessment To Be Implemented Next Year

KUALA LUMPUR:  The Education Ministry will implement improvements to the School-Based Assessment System (PBSS) which allegedly put undue strain on teachers due to frequent disruptions on student data that had to be keyed in late into the night.

Expressing his concern over the problem faced by teachers in implementing the PBSS, Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh assured them that they would get a better system when schools reopen in January next year.

“Perhaps in our over zealousness to implement the PBSS, we have too many systems that might have caused problems ,” he told a news conference after opening the International Conference and Exposition on Invention of Institutions of Higher Learning (PECIPTA) 2013 here, Thursday.

He was commenting on a statement by University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) lecturer Assoc Prof Datuk Dr Mohammad Agus Yusoff on the weaknesses of the system that had caused difficulty for teachers in entering data and updating student records.

Organised by Universiti Utara Malaysia and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP), the seventh PENCIPTA themed Transforming Research and Innovation Towards Commercialisation.

A total of 493 products from 23 public and private institutions of higher learning and 23 schools from Taiwan, South Korea, Egypt, Turkey, Indonesia , Qatar, Thailand and Malaysia are showcased at the three-day event.


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