New report system for students


  • Nation
  • Saturday, 18 Oct 2003

BY SUSAN TAM

MALACCA: A new reporting system for students will be implemented next year for schools nationwide to provide for a balanced reporting on both attitude and academic performance, said Education director-general Datuk Abdul Rafie Mahat. 

He said the system, which had already been introduced in stages in the Federal Territory and Kelantan, would be used by all primary and secondary schools. 

“It will not only focus on the child's academic results, but will note down his attitude during class activities or in doing homework,” he said. 

Abdul Rafie said the ministry would be handing out basic guidelines to all schools but would leave it to them to decide on the actual reporting style and the format for report cards. 

“We will also be briefing the teachers associations on how to monitor a child's progress in class. For example, if the child doesn’t hand up his homework or assignments, it can be noted. 

“The system aims at not only highlighting the child’s pass or fail marks in exams, but also his attitude when studying and interacting in class,” he said on Thursday after presenting certificates for vocational subjects to principals of schools offering these subjects. 

Abdul Rafie said with this new system, a healthier relationship could be fostered between parents, teachers and students. 

“Parents will also have a better understanding of their children’s progress in school,” he added. 

On the event, he said the students' marks were encouraging for most of the vocational subjects offered. 

Malaysian Examination Syndicate director Datuk Yaakop Idris said students achieved assessment scores of an average of 90% in subjects like landscaping, catering and service, and fashion design. 

He said the students had shown potential in acquiring skills in the respective fields, which would give them more career options.  

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