KUALA LUMPUR – Some 113 schools across the country have reached good or excellent level in the Kemahiran Berfikir Aras Tinggi (KBAT) or Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) learning rating assessment.
Deputy Education Minister, Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the number made up 40.07 percent of the total number while 169 schools or 59.93 percent were below the good or excellent level, and these schools were being guided by the School Improvement Partners (SIP+) and School Improvement Specialist Coaches (SISC+).
However, he said, the performance and results of the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) 2016 could not be compared to that of previous years as the format and instruments for the UPSR last year were based on the Standard Curriculum for Primary Schools (KSSR).
Kamalanathan said 282 schools (one national primary school and one national secondary school for every 141 districts) have gone through the HOTS best practice rating assessment at school through their respective board of governors and quality assurance. Hence, the 2016 UPSR performance cannot be said to be up or down.
“The HOTS implementation assessment can only be done after the analysis of the 2017 UPSR results has been obtained and comparing the students’ performance based on quality, consistency, accuracy and fairness,” he said at the Dewan Rakyat sitting today. – Bernama