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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”

Full article:

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/education/no-bell-curve-grading-in-national-exams-most-unis

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