Education Minister Shai Piron wrote on Facebook on Tuesday that he will have the
ministry reexamine the history matriculation exam, which took place on Monday,
following the complaints of students across the country who said the test was
excessively difficult and unfair.
“The investigation will be sharp and
transparent, with lessons to be learned for the future,” Piron wrote. “At the
same time, if the tests were disproportionately hard, we will find a solution
that does not harm the students.”
The minister also reiterated his disapproval
of “excessive testing measures” and said there is a need to change the education
system to have less exams, which only test memorization of material, and focus
more on teamwork, research papers and other assignments.