The PSLE examination papers and answers are marked by teachers from the MOE and SEAB.
After the end of the last PSLE papers, there will be around four days spent marking the PSLE scripts. Throughout the four-day “Marking Days”, teachers from all over Singapore will go to secured, centralised locations to look through and grade every individual PSLE paper.
During the marking process, each written exam script will be marked and verified separately by two teachers. A third teacher will also examine the marks awarded by both teachers to make sure that they are similar. If the difference in the scores is too big, the paper will be re-marked by a third teacher.
To help with consistency and accuracy of marking, all teachers will be given a comprehensive marking scheme that standardises the marking process. In addition, all written papers should be anonymous and randomised across the marking locations, minimising the chances that a teacher will mark their student’s paper.
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) are shaded on optical answer sheets (OAS) and will be digitally marked with an optical mark recogniser. If they are any errors with the OAS, the OAS will be marked by a teacher physically.