The PBS or School Based Assessment



*Teachers protest against SPPBS: Kami Mahu SPPBS Dimansuhkan

*The ’222 Mansuh PBS’ (222 Abolish SBA) Protest, Saturday 22 February 2014



The School-Based Assessment System (PBS) is controversial, to put it mildly. Some teachers would call it something else.



1 Teachers are no longer required  to prepare the Students’ Progress File  and Transit Record. Instead, teachers keep data in their own system to be made available to parents if asked for.
2 The data can be keyed in to the central system later,  at their own time, given the situation and suitability.


1 It will be replaced by the Form 3 Assessment (PT3) system starting this year.
2 Under PT3, schools will be given the flexibility to administer, assess and award scores according to the standardised scoring guidelines set by the Examinations Board.


Wednesday March 5, 2014 MYT 6:56:49 AM

Idris: New system will focus more on teaching aspect

PUTRAJAYA: Details of a more teacher-friendly and improved version of the school-based assessment (PBS) system will be announced on March 29.

Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh said the new PBS system would be more focused on teaching so that teachers could concentrate on doing their job.

“Many are not aware what the PBS is all about. We have to understand that the PBS is a comprehensive system that not only focuses on exams but also the psychometric elements and emotional, social and intellectual development of the students,” Idris said after meeting former vice-chancellors from local universities at Universiti Islam Malaysia here yesterday.



Wednesday March 5, 2014 MYT 7:04:12 AM

Teacher who led PBS protest defies transfer order

PETALING JAYA: The teacher who led the protest against the school-based assessment (PBS) system has refused to report to his new school despite his transfer order.

Suara Guru-Masyarakat Malaysia working committee head Mohd Nor Izzat Mohd Johari said he was still teaching at a school some 25km from his home in Jerantut, Pahang.

“If I report to the new school, this would mean I would be submitting to the questionable transfer order,” he said yesterday.

Mohd Nor Izzat, who led the protest by a group of teachers in Bangi on Feb 22, received a transfer letter dated Feb 17 from the Pahang education department, transferring him to a school over 80km from his home.

The art teacher said he was still waiting for a decision on his appeal against the transfer, claiming both his current school and the one that he was supposed to report to had no problems with his actions.

Malaysian Insider

Guru mahu kementerian cuba dahulu PBS sebelum laksana ke seluruh negara

February 25, 2014

Kumpulan pendesak mahu sebarang penambahbaikan kepada sistem Pentaksiran Berasaskan Sekolah (PBS) dilaksanakan di dalam projek perintis sebelum ia diperkenalkan ke seluruh negara.

Jurucakap Suara Guru Masyarakat Malaysia (SGMM), Mohd Noor Izzat Johari, berkata ini supaya sebarang kelemahan atau kekurangan sistem pentaksiran pelajar berasaskan sekolah yang baharu dapat ditangani dengan mudah tanpa membebankan sekolah dan guru di Malaysia dan kerajaan dapat menilai keberkesanan sistem itu dalam menghasilkan pelajar yang holistik di samping meneliti pencapaian pelajar.

“Projek perintis juga harus dijalankan selama tiga tahun terlebih dahulu sebelum ia dilaksanakan di seluruh Malaysia,” kata Mohd Noor Izzat kepada The Malaysian Insider sambil menegaskan projek perintis ini yang sepatutnya dilakukan sebelum PBS diperkenalkan tiga tahun dahulu.

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The Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh speaks. No details, just a promise…

AS ALWAYS, ANOTHER PROMISE IS MADE. There are no details to sink your teeth into, so wait. Be patient, patience being the key to educating anyone, not just the young.

Malaysian Insider

Revamped PBS to be teacher-friendly, teaching-oriented, says minister – Bernama

March 02, 2014

The School-Based Assessment (PBS), which is being revamped, will be teacher-friendly and teaching-oriented, said Second Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh.

Formulated by academics, he said the PBS, which was being fine-tuned for implementation by April 1, would not burden teachers.

The people should evaluate the PBS once it is implemented and should not listen to opposition lies and slanders about it, he told reporters after opening the education development seminar for the Dabong state constituency in Kuala Krai today.


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