We decide to co-design with our students the criteria. In this way, students are aware of the standards expected from them to attain each of the 12 Kami Pelajar A1 collectibles. That aside, students are also able to voice their concerns should the standards be set beyond their limits that would put them off from attaining the collectibles.
We understand that there is a need not to set the standards too high that our students would be discouraged from working hard, and at the same time they should not be set too low that collecting the collectibles becomes easy and meaningless.
We start by showing our students the collectibles that we has framed up as a suggestion of a possible way students can display their collectibles. We encourage students to work hard to own all the collectibles, and excites them that the collectibles serve as pictoral evidences that they are ready for the Malay Language O Level Examinations in June. They can display proudly these evidences at home for their parents to see.
We propose the following criteria for negotiation with our students.
Our students requested for the number of kefahaman subjektif exercises with the score 32/40 be lowered from 15 to 10 as criterion to attain its achievement card. We counter-offered to 13 before finally both parties settled for 12. We are amazed that our students did not try to negotiate to lower the number of karangan and email. Still, we will monitor our students’ progress and may consider lowering their numbers so that the achievement cards for these examinable items are attainable (with hard work definitely) and within our students’ reach.
The criteria are available in these presentation slides.
We gave every students this booklet for them to record their scores for exercises where they meet the criteria and have us sign our initial next to the scores as evidences. Once the have collected enough exercises with the scores we have set as criteria, we will hold a small and short ceremony in class to award them their achievement cards.
We are delighted to report that our students are showing a strong desire to attain the achievement cards when we saw them giving their best in the first written assignment we gave them a while ago. Though the quality may not be up to mark but we could see that thay had put in a lot of effort but needed a bit more guide to submit an even better quality work.
We are committed to continue supporting our students to reach their aims.