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2017 to be last year of 8th grade standardized tests

The Ministry of Education (Minerd) has announced that the Standardized National Tests for eighth grade would be eliminated as of 2017.

The Ministry clarified, nonetheless that the tests for students graduating from high school and from other programs such as adult and/or technical education programs would continue in their present form.

According to Diario Libre, the Ministry issued a call to eighth grade primary school students as well as students in the third cycle of adult education who were not able to attend the second round of testing and those who failed as many as three subjects, to take the make-up examinations between the 27th and 30th of August.

The Ministry’s Educational Quality Evaluation department director Ancell Schecker Mendoza told reporters that via Resolution 17–2016 the Ministry has authorized an Extraordinary Completive Test at primary level as the last chance for these students to take the examinations.

Students who have completed the Third Cycle of Primary Education for Adults can take their Spanish Language and Mathematics examinations on Saturday 27 August and on Sunday 28 August. The Social Science and Natural Science exams will start at 9 am.

The makeup test for the eighth grade will be given on 29 August and 30 August, again starting at 9am.

Source: DR1

Aug 27, 2016

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