Science Assessment Guide
Science Practical Work Assessment
The UPSR Science Practical Work Assessment (UPSR PEKA) is a school based assessment that is implemented at school level as part of teaching and learning precess. UPSR PEKA Assessment Guide contains information on the objectives, characteristics and organization of UPSR PEKA. It also outlines the precedures to assess the pupils’ practical work as guidelines to teachers as assessors and users of PEKA to carry out the assessment in a coordinated manner.
Objectives of UPSR PEKA
The objectives in conducting UPSR PEKA is to enable the pupils to:
* Master the Scientific Skills: 1) Science Process Skills 2) Science Manipulative Skills
* Strengthen the knowledge and understanding on the theories and concepts in Science
* Inculcate the Scientific Attitudes and Noble Values
The Characteristics of UPSR PEKA
- Compatibility with the Curriculum Specificaton
- Feasible and Systematic
- Open and Transparent
- Variety of Instruments
- Continuous and Formative Assessment
- Valid and Reliable
- Positive Reports
- Continuous Monitoring
The Organization of UPSR PEKA
- Planning, Administration, Scoring, Reporting, Moderation
Method For Assessment
- UPSR PEKA is carried out as part of teaching and learning process.
- Teachers can assess either one construct/skill or several constructs/skills to a small group of pupils or the whole class.
- Scientific Attitudes and Noble Values should be assessed simultaneously with other skills.
- Teachers assess, give and record the score of the evidence presented by the pupils. All the information regarding the evidence are accessible to the pupils.
- Pupils must submit a complete evidence.
- Pupils who have not mastered any assessed constructs are able to repeat it in another assignment.
- Teachers must plan enough assignments to ensure that all the constructs have been assessed.
- Pupils should be given adequate chances to master the required skills before the assessment is made.
- The assessment should be carried out at least two times in each year, from Year 3 to Year 6. The highest score for each construct could be taken from either year.