THE announcement of the Primary School Assessment (PSR) results yesterday was received with much anxiety and excitement by the primary schools. The results would carry huge significance to the many initiatives various schools have undertaken to improve achievements in the major primary education exam.
One of the initiatives undertaken by the Ministry of Education to improve the country’s PSR results came in the form of a programme that focused on schools with the lowest performance, based on their results (grade A-D) in all required five subjects. The 15 catalyst schools that came under the microscope were SR Pehin Dato Jamil, SR Pusar Ulak, SR Sungai Siamas, SR Saba Darat, SR Dato Marsal, SR Dato Othman, SR Lambak Kanan Jalan 49, SR OKBI Subok, SR Kg Mata Mata, SR Tungku, SR Katok, SR Sengkurong, SR PB Limau Manis, SR PSJ Pg Abdul Momin and SR PSN Pg Mohd Yusof.
This year’s PSR results have seen a clear improvement compared to the year before. Twelve out of the 15 chosen catalyst primary schools have shown significant improvement between 0.85 per cent and 25.75 per cent rise in their results (grade A-D). The highest improvement is achieved by Subok Primary School with an increasing record of 93.10 per cent.
Nine out of the 15 schools achieved a higher percentage of grade A-C with a percentage increase between three per cent and 33 per cent compared to 2013. The schools that achieved this were SR Sungai Siamas, SR Dato Marsal, SR OKBI Subok, SR Kg Mata Mata, SR Tungku, SR Katok, SR Sengkurong, SR PSJ Pg Abdul Momin and SR PSN Pg Mohd Yusof.
The number of candidates from the catalyst schools that sat for the PSR exams this year was 948, whereby 698 managed to score within the range of A-D grades, which marked a 73.63 per cent improvement.