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Applying for Mother Tongue exemption for PSLE 2018

Dear Parents of Primary 5 Boys,  

Kindly take note of the following as it concerns preparations for the 2018 PSLE.

Exemption from Mother Tongue for PSLE 2018  

Candidates with learning disabilities who wish to apply for exemption from Mother Tongue Language are required to submit their applications with the relevant documents to the MOE through their schools. The deadline for submission of application to ACS(Junior) for Mother Tongue Exemption for candidates sitting for PSLE 2018 is Thursday, 29 March 2018.  

Kindly note that candidates who have already been exempted from Mother Tongue need not reapply.    

The application must be accompanied by a psychological report that:
  • states clearly the specific learning disability, as diagnosed by qualified professionals*;   
  • is current, i.e. the evaluation of learning needs arising from the disability should be completed within three years prior to the date of the PSLE;   
  • provides relevant information pertaining to medical, developmental and educational history;   
  • describes the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis, including evaluation dates and test results with subtest scores from measures such as cognitive ability, academic achievement, and information processing;   
  • describes the functional limitations supported by the test results;   
  • provides a rationale for the child’s need for Mother Tongue exemption.   
  • Has Special Education Needs (SEN) and shows severe difficulty in coping with his overall learning

*Note: Professionals qualified to make the evaluation include educational psychologists, child/clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists.  

Please note that late applications will not be processed and parents are advised to submit the application upon their child’s admission to a secondary school.  

Also, the school is not involved in the decision making process pertaining to Mother Tongue Exemption. Decisions are made solely by the relevant authorities.  

If you intend to apply for exemption from Mother Tongue for PSLE 2018, kindly collect an application form from the receptionist and fill it in by Thursday, 29 March 2018 with the accompanied psychological reports.  

 For further information or clarification, please contact Mdm Kuah Hui Hui (kuah_hui_hui@moe.edu.sg ) for matters pertaining to application of Mother Tongue Exemption      

Yours sincerely,  
Mrs Chaillan Mui Tuan

School's Website       : www.acsj.moe.edu.sg
Telephone   : 67337911
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