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Icfes 2023: these will be the dates of registration and completion of the exam

April 27, 2023

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The Saber 11 tests are a mandatory exam for all final grade students in Colombia, where aspects such as critical reading skills, mathematics, social sciences and citizenship, natural sciences, and English are graded.

The test is carried out every year, which is why from November 2 to December 29, 2022, the registration process and respective collection for the presentation of the 3 exams was carried out.

Likewise, it was learned that the Colombian Institute for the Evaluation of Education (Icfes) from January 2 to January 13 will make the new registration and collection, while the publication of citations will be given on March 10 .

“We invite rectors and educational institutions to carry out the registration process of their students in time, so that it does not affect their transition to higher education. This test seeks to provide tools that help guide the life project of young people based on their learning abilities and challenges , ”said Andrés Molano Flechas, general director of Icfes through a statement.

Regarding the calendar presented by Icfes, it was learned that the tests will take place on Sunday, March 26, 2023, while the publication dates of the Saber 11 Calendar B Test will be Saturday, May 27, 2023. The results of Pre-know and validation will be on Saturday June 3.

To find out the place where the test is carried out, the student must enter the web portal and fill in information such as: the type of exam they are going to take, the type and number of the identification document and the registration number that was assigned to them. for the test.

2023 school calendar: when is back to school?

The schools in Colombia carry out their activities with calendars A and B. The first of them starts in February and ends in November; while the second starts in September and ends in June.

However, the resolution published by the Education Secretariats specifies that official or district schools must start classes on calendar A, that is, private schools are not subject to the calendars of the departments and other certified municipalities.

In this order of ideas, several parents wonder when the return to school will be in the most important cities of Colombia. For example, in Bogotá, resolution 3685 states that all students will start on January 23 and will go on mid-year vacation on June 18; they will return on July 10 and end on December 3, 2023.

Also, the weeks of April 3 to 9 and October 9 to 15 will be the recess, since it is the "institutional development for managers and teachers."

The calendar in Cali will also start on January 23, however, the first semester goes until June 25. The second half will start on July 24 and end on December 10.

"If situations related to events that disturb public order or constitute force majeure arise , adjustments to the academic calendar may be made," said the Cali Education Secretariat.

In Medellín, the student calendar will begin on January 16 until June 11, with the break from April 2 to 7. On July 3 they will return to the classrooms and will finish on November 26, with a week of recess from October 8 to 13.

It is worth mentioning that to consult any academic information, it is important to always go to the official pages of the education secretariats of the area where you reside.


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