PETALING JAYA: Parents and students can appeal to their respective schools if they are unhappy with the results of the Form Three Assessment (PT3).
Deputy Education Minister P. Kamalanathan (pic) said the schools would then forward the appeals to the district education office.
Deputy Minister of Education YB P. Kamalanathan.
“Each district has an independent committee so when there is a complaint the district office will assign a teacher to evaluate the score to see if there are any discrepancies,” Kamalanathan said yesterday.
He said this in response to reports that many students and their parents were disappointed with the PT3 results due to the unfamiliar format and the lack of time for preparations.
Kamalanathan said the ministry was open to suggestions and feedback to improve the system.
“If the students are not happy, let us know so we can make it better. We are willing to listen as we are doing this for the betterment of our students. We want to sharpen their higher order thinking skills (HOTS),” he added.
A check by The Star revealed that students could apply for a review of their PT3 results by downloading a form from the Examinations Syndicate’s website athttp://www.moe.gov.my/lp.
The form is also available at schools and the state education department’s evaluation and examinations sector/unit.
According to the form, the application must be submitted within 30 days from the date the official results were announced. The official results were released on Monday.
“Applications sent after the deadline will not be accepted,” read the form.
A fee of RM30 will be charged for each subject to be reviewed and must be paid via bank draft or postage charges to “Pengarah Peperiksaan” (Examinations Director).
Applications by students would be handled by their respective schools while applications by private candidates would be managed by the state education departments.
The results of the review would be informed via an official letter sent within two months from the date of the application.
According to the notes stated in the form, the decision would be final and no appeals would be accepted.
More than 450,000 candidates sat for the PT3, which was held for the first time in October.
Form Three students previously sat for Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR), which was abolished at the end of last year.
In June, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced that case study instrument assessment for history and geography would be held in July while the oral test (listening and speech) for English and Bahasa Melayu would take place in August.
The written tests for Bahasa Melayu, English, Mathematics, Science, Islamic Education, Living Skills, Arabic, Chinese, Tamil, Iban, Punjabi and Kadazandusun were held in October.
Unlike the PMR, all PT3 papers comprised subjective questions. The tests were conducted and marked by the teachers of the respective schools and students’ scores were moderated and verified by appraisers from the Examinations Syndicate and state education departments.