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There is no Bell Curve grade moderation in PSLE!

June 17, 2019



We used to think that if the PSLE papers are tough, along with an overall  poor student performance, the grades would be adjusted accordingly due to a bell curve. Likewise, if the PSLE papers is easy and an exceptional number of students do well, the students grades will also be adjusted. We were wrong.


Source: Straits Time,  

" A spokesman for the ministry told The Straits Times: "School-based assessments and national examinations are standards-referenced, where the grades awarded reflect a candidate's own level of mastery in the subject based on an absolute set of standards."

"This means a student's grades are not dependent on how well he performs in comparison with his peers"



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