Unlocking student potential: Education Ministry's ongoing efforts to perfect classroom-based assessments

NIBONG TEBAL: The Education Ministry is continuously improving the Classroom-Based Assessment (PBD) to ensure the effectiveness of its implementation.

Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek said the process to strengthen the PBD was ongoing by engaging with experts, parents and other stakeholders.

She said ensuring everyone, particularly parents, understood how school teachers did the PBD was essential.

"It is vital for us to emphasise the PBD as it is the best way to access various aspects of the students holistically, physically, spiritually, emotionally and intellectually, in line with the National Education Philosophy.

"That is why the PBD is the best way to ensure that process happens.

"Secondly, the process to strengthen the PBD is ongoing and continuously improved.

"In this respect, we always refer to experts, always make sure teachers are trained and involved in training to ensure they are raised in terms of their competency performance to carry our assessments and deal with parents to make them understand how this assessment is done," she said when asked to comment on the ministry's efforts to ensure the PBD's effectiveness.

She was met after attending the closing of an engagement session with Schools' Board of Governors and presentation of the Bantuan Awal Persekolahan (BAP) cheque and cash assistance.

Previously, Dr Anuar Ahmad, an expert from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia's Centre of Community Education and Wellbeing, had said that the PBD was a good move.

He, however, cautioned that if it was not done correctly, then it could cause confusion among the teachers and parents, and the victims were the students themselves.

Meanwhile, Fadhlina urged the society, parents and the PIBG to continue discussions with schools about the PBD.

"At the end, we want children who are more holistic in terms of their development and personality," she added.

Most Popular
Related Article
Says Stories