Malaysia ranks 18th place in Maths at global achievements test (TIMSS) while Singapore ranks number 1 among 39 countries.
Malaysian students’ performance in Mathematics has significantly improved since Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) test in 2011, scoring 25 points higher from 440 to 465 in 2015.
The TIMSS is a large-scale international test that evaluates students’ performance in Mathematics and Science, with the purpose of helping educators and policymakers make informed decisions to improve education policies and practices.
Educator director-general Tan Sri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof revealed the factors that contributed to the increased scores, and these are improvements made to the curriculum, principals and teachers with greater qualifications, the positive environment in schools, and teachers’ involvement in professional development programmes, high-level thinking skills and assessments. However, Malaysian educators have to keep developing new strategies to improve scores and compete with top countries like Singapore that ranked 1st place scoring 621 marks in Maths compared to Malaysia that ranked 18th place with a score of 465 marks. Read the full article here.
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