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Assessment Policy

INTRODUCTION

Assessment is an integral part of our pupils’ learning and development and the school partners our parents in developing our children to be confident persons, self-directed learners and caring citizens.

The school is guided by the philosophy that assessment should be balanced and has included the following as aspects of pupils’ learning and progress to be reported.

a) Summative assessments

Continual Assessment (CA) & Semestral Assessment (SA) are designed to provide feedback on evidence of learning.

b) Formative Assessments

Alternative Modes of Assessment are multiple modes of assessment to inform parents and pupils on the improvement and progress. It is also to give feedback to the stakeholders and the child on the holistic aspects. Some examples include bite-sized assessment, performance tasks, rubrics, etc.


CODE OF CONDUCT FOR SCHOOL EXAMINATION

Cheating and Misconduct

The school takes serious view of pupils who are caught cheating or attempting to cheat. Disciplinary action will be taken against those who are found cheating, attempting to cheat or helping others to cheat in a test or examination.

Parents of the pupils concerned will be informed and the pupils will be awarded ‘zero’ mark for that test or examination paper.

Recalcitrant will be referred to HOD (PD) for necessary action.

 

Latecoming

Pupils who are late will need to sit for their examination within the duration of the paper. No extra time will be given.


Absence Due to Medical or Other Valid Reason (mainstream)

  • Pupils absent due to medical reasons or other valid reasons for CA or SA must submit a Medical Certificate or the relevant documents. Teacher will key ‘VR’ in the report book.
  • No make-up will be conducted for CA1 and CA2 papers for all levels.
  • No make-up will be conducted for Language Paper 2, Mathematics and Science for SA1 and SA2 from P2 to P5. (P1 no formal examination)
  • Once the pupil misses any of the Language Paper 2, the pupil will be given VR for all the other components.
  • Make-up for Language Paper 2, Mathematics and Science for SA1 and SA2 for P6 will be allowed if the pupil returns to school within 3 working days of the particular paper with a Medical Certificate. Other valid reasons such as family emergencies and pupil attending other national examinations will be considered on a case by case basis with the submission of the relevant documents.
  • Make-up for Oral, Listening Comprehension and Language Paper 1 for SA1 and SA2 for all levels will only be allowed if the pupil is able to sit for the paper before the Language Paper 2. Pupil must produce a Medical Certificate. Other valid reasons such as urgent family matters will be considered on a case by case basis with the submission of the relevant documents.
  • Pupils returning after the examination period will not be able to sit for the make-up examination. Teacher will key ‘VR’ in the report book.

 

Absence without a Valid Reason (mainstream)

  • Pupils who are absent without a valid reason for CA or SA will not be allowed to sit for the make-up examination and no marks would be awarded for the paper which they had missed. Teachers will key ‘AB’ in the report book.

 

Absence Due to Medical or Other Valid Reason (GE)

  • Pupils absent due to medical reasons or other valid reasons for examination must submit a Medical Certificate or the relevant documents.
  • Make-up will be allowed if the pupil returns to school within 3 working days of the particular paper with a Medical Certificate. Other valid reasons such as urgent family matters will be considered on a case by case basis with the submission of the relevant documents.
  • Pupils returning after the examination period will not be able to sit for the make-up examination. Teacher will key ‘VR’ in the report book.

 

Absence without a Valid Reason (GE)

  • Pupils who are absent without a valid reason for examination will not be allowed to sit for the make-up examination and no marks would be awarded for the paper which they had missed. Teachers will key ‘AB’ in the report book.

 

Use of Dictionaries (For P5 & P6 Pupils only)

  • Pupils will be allowed to use their dictionaries for CL, HCL & NTIL Paper 1.
  • Electronic handheld dictionary will only be allowed for CL & HCL Paper 1.
  • All dictionaries must bear the school stickers.
  • Only MOE approved dictionaries would be allowed.
  • Dictionaries must not have annotations, highlighting or tagging on any of the pages.
  • Electronic dictionaries must be silent and battery-operated. Earpieces are not permitted.
  • The working condition of the electronic dictionary is the responsibility of the pupil.
  • Pupils would not be allowed to borrow any dictionaries from another candidate during the examination.

  

Use of Calculators (For P5 & P6 Pupils only)

  • Pupils will be allowed to use their calculators for Mathematics Paper 2 and Foundation Mathematics Paper 2.
  • All calculators must bear the school stickers.
  • Only MOE approved calculators would be allowed.
  • Calculators must be silent.
  • The working condition of the calculator is the responsibility of the pupil. Pupils would not be allowed to borrow any calculator from another candidate during the examination.
  • No unauthorised materials, e.g. instructions leaflets, formulae printed on the lid or cover of a calculator or similar materials may be in the possession of pupils during the examination.