Decline in UPSR performance
It is reported that this year’s Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) dipped slightly in comparison to last year.
Malaysia’s Primary School Evaluation Test known as Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) is a national examination taken by all primary six students in Malaysia before they leave for secondary school.
This year, there has been a 0.54% decrease from last year in the number of candidates who scored straight A’s. Out of the 503,928 candidates who sat for the examination, a total of 45,054 scored straight A’s.
A further 17,251 candidates scored below the minimum achievement (those with grades D, E, or a combination of both).
However, more students this year received good or average scores. A total of 286,930 candidates managed to score grades above C.
“The percentage of candidates with good scores with a minimum Grade C, not including straight A scores, increased by 1.49%,” said Malaysia Examinations Board director Dr Na’imah Ishak when announcing the results on Monday.
However, she said that the results for each individual subject also showed a drop in performance.
Dr Na’imah Ishak said that a study must be done by the State’s education department to find the reason for the decline.