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教育部公布小学离校考试新评分系统下不同学校类型的参考截分点范围

Nov 07, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership

新加坡教育部发布了不同学校类型的参考积分等级截分点范围。

此举是为了帮助首批学生和家长熟悉新的小学离校考试评分系统。

在将于2021年实施的新评分系统中,学生将获得积分等级分数而不是总积分,并且不管他们的同学表现如何将根据其在科目中的个人表现来进行评分。

据教育部称,这些变化将使学生们更加努力,让他们不再“过分强调”学业成绩。

截分点可能每年不同

教育部根据2019年中学招生的小学离校考试结果和择校模式,为不同学校类型制定了参考积分等级截分点范围。

图片来自教育部。

图片来自教育部。

积分等级截分点是指前一年通过中学招生进入某所学校的最后一名学生的积分等级分数。

与目前的总积分制类似,积分等级截分点可能每年不同,取决于当年中学招生时学生们的小学离校考试成绩和他们的学校选择。

教育部将根据小学离校考试成绩和2020年小学离校考生的学校选择,仅提供2021年上半年各中学的参考积分等级截分点。

据教育部称,由于基本上积分等级档被特意设置的更宽,所以更多的学校可能会有相同的积分等级档。

家长们可能会问,如果学校有相同的积分等级截分点,他们将如何择校。教育部鼓励家长在做决定时不要只看学校的截分点,而是要选择总体最符合学生需求的学校。

欲了解更多不同学校类型下的学校名单,请访问https://go.gov.sg/school-list 。  

欲知更多有关学校选修课及项目、课程辅助活动及地点的资料,请浏览

https://beta.moe.gov.sg/schoolfinder 。

最好的分数是4分

在新系统中,小学离校考试分数范围将从4分(可能是最好的分数)到32分。

作为参考,以下是每个积分等级所需的相应分数。

图片来自教育部。

教育部表示,新的评分系统可能有29种小学离校考试分数,而现行系统有200多种不同的总积分,新系统将使学生们在年少时“减少过度分化”。

鉴于在新系统下会有更多的学生获得相同的分数,学生们的择校排序现将发挥更大的作用。

学生们将继续根据他们的总体小学离校考试分数和择校排序被中学录取,如果同一分数的两个学生争夺一学校的最后一个剩余名额,择校排序将被当作录取规则。

例如,如果学生A和学生B的小学离校考试分数都是8分,并且都申请了学校C,那么在他们的择校列表中学校C排名更高的学生将率先被学校录取。

科目编班新标准

教育部之前在所有开设普通学术课程和普通技术课程的中学推行科目编班。

在新的小学离校考试评分系统下,学生们将根据他们每个科目的积分等级分数继续有资格在中学一年级参加要求更高的课程。

新的科目编班合格标准如下:

图片来自教育部。

根据教育部的说法,随着学生们在中学阶段的进步,他们将有机会根据他们在学校的表现来学习要求更高的课程。

顶图来自教育部的Facebook(摄于2018年)和教育部。

PSP's Tan Cheng Bock voted out as Sec-Gen after alleged party infighting

Apr 01, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership

Former Republic of Singapore Air Force colonel Francis Yuen has been appointed secretary-general of the Progress Singapore Party (PSP), taking over from party founder Tan Cheng Bock.

Dr Tan, 80, has become party chairman. This was announced by the PSP on Thursday (April 1), after its central executive committee (CEC) met on Wednesday.

In a Facebook post, PSP Non-Constituency MP Leong Mun Wai said Mr Yuen was the committee's unanimous choice to "lead PSP to the next level".

"Francis will lead and galvanise the party while (Dr Tan) concentrates on strengthening external support for PSP," he wrote.

Chairman role is basically a glorified flower pot

In many organisations around the world, the Secretary-General position has the authority to make all the decisions of running the organisation - or party. The Chairman generally does not have any more power pe se than any other voting member of the Executive Committee, except the power to run board meetings.

Comparatively, the Secretary-General is like the Chief Executive Officer of the company.

For example, the People's Action Party chairman is Gan Kim Yong while the Secretary-General is Lee Hsien Loong.

Party infighting?

The change comes amid reports of a rift in the party. An online news site, the RedWire Times, said in March that some party cadres have demanded for Dr Tan to step down as secretary-general, and allow for "more talented rising stars" to take over.

Commenting on the Redwire Times report, PSP member Kumaran Pillai said the new CEC line-up is in no way a reflection of any disagreement over the leadership of the party. Rather, Mr Yuen assuming the secretary-general role is part of a planned transition, he added.

“When Dr Tan started the party, he said he will mentor someone younger, and he hasn’t deviated from his original mission. People shouldn’t be reading too much into it.”

Mr Pillai added that he had a long dialogue with the party cadre who was quoted anonymously by Redwire Times as saying that some cadres are mustering support to demand for Dr Tan to step down from his post.

“His intention is not to stage a coup within the party. I think people have misinterpreted it and misunderstood what he said, sometimes it's like playing broken telephone, you say one thing and by the time you get to the last person, the whole story gets distorted along the way... there’s no infighting, there's no malice,” he said.

In other words, the flower pot needs watering.