17 Apr '16, 9am

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The current scoring system, specifically T-score, is an estimated indicator of how well a student fares in the exam. The proposed revamp was first brought up by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his National Day Rally speech in 2013. He said that this aggregate system was "too fine", and a one point difference could mean a lot during the secondary school posting for a 12-year-old student. When the T-score system gets replaced with wider bands, it may reduce the competition among students who chase after the last few points. "If you get an A* that is an A*, it does not matter where it is 91 A* or 99 A*. It is an A* and that is good enough," said PM Lee. When the announcement was made in 2013, it garnered mixed reactions among parents and students. Some welcomed the change, while others prefer the current system. NETIZENS SHOWING THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE NEW CHANGE. OTHERS ...

Full article: https://www.youth.sg/Our-Voice/Your-Take/2016/4/Controver...

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