Singapore — The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Singapore announced that students will go through the National Physical Fitness Award (NAPFA) test in alternate years instead of annually from 2014.
The change means students will take the test when in Primary 4 and 6, Secondary 2 and 4/5, and Junior College (JC) Year 2.
The MOE said the change is being implemented to better support the new Physical Education syllabus which involves a wider range of physical activities and sports, according to reports.
The change to the new syllabus will be progressive over the next three years from the primary to JC levels.
New assessment methods will also be used which are more holistic.
They will provide descriptive feedback instead of grades in six areas.