[#Infographic] Formula to Failure: Our plunging Maths and Science standards

How valuable is an A, when nearly 1 in 4 students can achieve it? That’s right – 24% of all Form 3 students scored an A  for PMR Science this year. The students and their parents, no doubt, are elated. But are we creating a whole generation of kampung champions who cannot compete globally?  This same cohort of Form 3 students had participated in the global Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMMS) last year, and a shocking 1 in 3 of them do not know what the chemical formula CO2 stands for. More in our infographic –

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Posted on 20 December 2012. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0.

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