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In Australia, cheating by HSC students leaps by more than 25 per cent

September 26, 2022

Hundreds of HSC students were caught cheating on their assessments last year as offences increased 27 per cent compared to the year before the pandemic. NSW Education Standards Authority data shows that 854 school-based assessment cheating offences involving more than 734 students at 216 schools were recorded last year.

350 Ukrainian students in Ireland begin equivalent of Leaving Cert exams

September 23, 2022

More than 350 Ukrainian students in Ireland are sitting the equivalent of the Leaving Cert for college entry. The online exams, which will run for six days, are being hosted in Trinity College Dublin this week, and in Dublin City University.

Hong Kong education authorities reject survival plans by 2 under-enrolled secondary schools

September 22, 2022

Hong Kong education authorities have rejected survival plans proposed by two under-enrolled secondary schools, with one set to close its doors in 2026, while the other will operate with fewer subsidies in the coming academic year.

Portugal 9th grade benchmarking tests and exams will be digital in 2023

September 21, 2022

Next year, all assessment tests will be carried out in digital format, except for Artistic and Physical Expression. The model will be tested this year in some schools, and the process of selecting the establishments to be included in the pilot project is in progress.

Ukraine Ministry of Education instructs students to obtain duplicate certificate of secondary education

September 20, 2022

The Ministry of Education noted that the loss of documents, including certificates, during the war is not uncommon, but there is an algorithm for restoring certificates.

Know the conclusions of the results of Colombia's Saber Tests

September 20, 2022

For the first time, a national measurement was carried out in the area of ​​socio-emotional skills, which aims to collect evidence that investigates emotional processes and cognitive regulation.

Head of Government of Mexico City proposes to eliminate the Comipems exam to enter high school

September 19, 2022

The head of the Government of Mexico City , Claudia Sheinbaum, assured that the admission exams at the high school level such as that of the Metropolitan Commission of Public Institutions of Higher Secondary Education (Comipems) should not be applied at the end of secondary school.

In Australia, exams return for class of ’22 who sat the GAT

September 16, 2022

All featured in the General Achievement Test, the first major exam this year for year 11 and 12 students, which ran for a marathon four hours, divided into two morning and afternoon sessions.

Mixed reactions following release of CXC exam results

September 16, 2022

The results for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination, CAPE; Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate, CSEC; and Caribbean Certificate of Secondary Level Competence, CCSLC, were made available to candidates. There are mixed reactions from some high school teachers and students, following the release of this year’s May/June, Caribbean Examinations Council, (CXC) results.

Ministry exams will be online from 2022-2023 in Quebec

September 13, 2022

The first tests of on-screen exams are scheduled for the next school year, more than a year late. The language and writing tests would be targeted above all.


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