Wednesday, September 28, 2016


 Ministry of Education Malaysia
Integrated Cumulative Grade Point Average @ iCGPA
9 August 2015 at 19:38 Integrated Cumulative Grade Point Average @ iCGPA
1. Recently I had announced that beginning September 2015, five public universities will be piloting a new approach in assessing their students. This approach will be known as Integrated Cumulative Grade Point Average @ iCGPA.
2. The five public universities are UKM, UiTM, UMT, UMK and UMP. The iCGPA will be piloted in a select number of faculties of each university.
3. iCGPA is one of the initiatives under Shift 1 of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2015-2025 (Higher Education) aka the Higher Education Blueprint which was launched in April 2015.
4. It must be noted that iCGPA as a concept has been explored since 2009 with the methodology development taking place since 2011 via collaboration between experts from public universities including UKM and UiTM. Throughout this period, the Malaysians Qualifications Agency (MQA) has provided its advice on standards, with the Ministry of Higher Education facilitating the overall process. The efforts have been time consuming in view of the data, research and efforts required to make this initiative a success.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The difficulty index and the discrimination index of a question

Calculation of the difficulty index of a question

Difficulty index                       Index for measuring the easiness or difficulty of a test question. It is the percentage (%) of students who have correctly answered a test question j it would be more logical to call it the easiness index. It can vary from 0 to 100%.