THE Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) and the Form Three Assessment (PT3) examination will not be making any comeback, says Deputy Education Minister Lim Hui Ying.
She said the ministry was focusing on a more holistic approach on student development.
She said the school-based assessment (PBS) and classroom assessment (PBD) models were more aligned with this direction.
“For now, we will not bring back the UPSR or the PT3,” she told the Dewan Rakyat yesterday when responding to a supplementary question by Cha Chee Kin (PH-Rasah) on whether the ministry had conducted studies on reviving the PT3.
The UPSR, which was a Standard 6 assessment test, was abolished in 2021 while the PT3 exam was scrapped a year later.
The then education minister Datuk Dr Mohd Radzi Jidin had said that the PBS would be improved to determine students’ performance.
The PBS includes classroom-based lessons, and physical, sports and co-curricular, as well as psychometric assessments.