Meitzav results reveal decrease in achievements, cheating

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October 15, 2012 20:42

 
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The scores of the 2012 Meitzav exams released on Monday showed a decrease in the achievements of 8th grade students as well an an unprecedented phenomenon of cheating.

Over a hundred classes were disqualified for copying on the test which also lead to disqualifying the entire Arabic language subject for Arab students.

The Meitzav achievement exam, which is scored on a scale that goes up to 800 points, is administered to schools around the country every four years and tests language, math and science skills.

This past year, not only did the amount of exams taken into consideration decrease due to the cheating but there was also a decrease in test results. Students of the fifth grade who have taken the exam in the spring of 2012 have show a decline in achievements compared to previous Meitzav examinations.

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