200 matriculation exams disqualified after suspicion answers were leaked

By LIDAR GRAVE-LAZI
September 11, 2014 23:39

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Some two hundred matriculation exams in mathematics were disqualified on Thursday by the Education Ministry following suspicion that one of the questions on the exam was leaked to the students.

According to initial reports, the suspicion arose that one student received a copy of the exam questionnaire and leaked an incorrect answer to some 200 students at the Makif High School in Kfar Kassam, all of whom had identical mistakes in their exam booklets.

“The Education Ministry views the protection of the purity of the tests as a superior value and as such, works diligently to maintain this value,” the ministry said in a statement released to the media on Thursday.

“In this case it should be noted that specific damage was found in the purity of the locality [Kfar Kassam] and after each case was considered individually, the decision was made to disqualify the suspected exam booklets,” the statement read.

A similar incident occurred two years ago at the same high school in Kfar Kassam in which the Education Ministry disqualified 300 matriculation exams.

Related Content

Breaking news
July 16, 2018
Netanyahu visits Sderot after tense weekend of rocket fire

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF