PUTRAJAYA: The development of a centralized reporting system to record the results of student assessments is one of the elements of education transformation that will be introduced by the Ministry of Education (MoE), said the Chief Minister of Education, Datuk Dr. Radzi Jidin.
In addition to reducing teachers’ workload, the system also aims to improve the efficiency of the MoE system to remain relevant in the current digital transformation.
Radzi said that currently a teacher is required to submit student assessment results to various parties including the Ministry of Education and District Education Offices (PPDs).
“With this centralized reporting system, other parties who want the record (student results) can extract data from it. The same concept applies to the preparation of schedules, where there are still some schools that do it manually.
“The Ministry of Education will develop a special system for schools to generate timetables according to their respective needs,” he told reporters during the three-day meeting on transforming education from from August 12 at the Alamanda Mall here.
According to Radzi, the Ministry of Education is committed to creating the best educational ecosystem in addition to prioritizing the holistic development of students.
“For example, we have recently entered into a collaboration with FGV Holdings Berhad to help students better understand climate change,” he said, adding that transforming education also involves cooperation between government and communities. private sectors.
In order for the community, especially the parents, to have a better understanding of the transformation of education and the policies of the Ministry of Education, Radzi said that the ministry will organize a PPD open day in 142 places in the country from 26 to August 27.
He also said that the Ministry of Education has received a lot of positive feedback from various parties, including community leaders involved in the education transformation agenda engagement sessions.
As part of the education transformation agenda, the Ministry of Education is also taking various initiatives including the abolition of the Primary School Achievement Test (UPSR) and Form Three Assessment (PT3) to ensure that school-based assessments (PBS) can be implemented effectively, as well as restructuring the teacher transfer process.
The education transformation showcase is among the events organized by the ministry under the “Bersama Semarakkan Transformasi Pendidikan” program currently running until September 30 across the country.
The showcase, among other things, highlights innovations and achievements of students and teachers, developments in digital education and system applications that facilitate the management of education.
Kartigesan M. Veloo, who was named the Innovative Preschool Teacher Icon for his Sensory Play Numerics invention, said he created the tool to help children between the ages of four and six or students with math learning difficulties.
“It is essential that every student masters fundamental mathematical concepts before they can move on to more complex skills,” said teacher at Sekolah Kebangsaan Olak Lempit, Kuala Langat, Selangor.
The teacher said he had the idea to invent the tool in 2017 after seeing that some of his preschoolers were having difficulty solving basic math calculations.
Made from wooden blocks and cardboard, Sensory Play Numerics is equipped with motion-sensor lights that will light up if a student manages to arrange a list of numbers in the correct order.
Veloo, which has been teaching for 11 years, plans to improve the tool’s learning modules so that it can benefit more students.
Muhammad Haziq Ziman, 17, a student from Sekolah Seni Malaysia Perak, who recently attended the International High School Arts Festival in Japan, said the event gave him good exposure to learn about the artworks other countries.
“This is my second time participating in the competition and this year I managed to submit my painting which has animal designs such as Malayan Tiger and Koi on it,” said Muhammad Haziq who did not put only two weeks to produce his work using acrylic. painting techniques.
The Selangor-born student who started drawing at the age of eight, said he will continue to improve his painting skills. – Bernama