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Saber tests return in Colombia as Icfes prepares a massive evaluation to measure the impact of the pandemic

June 10, 2022

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Icfes is preparing for a marathon day of exams to assess how the pandemic has affected the quality of education in colleges and schools across the country.

This Thursday, April 7, the deadline for teachers to register their students from 3rd grade to 11th grade, through Icfes, to assess skills in basic areas such as Spanish and mathematics. There will be questions in different modalities: open and multiple choice. In addition, it can be submitted online or by downloading the questionnaires in PDF format.

These tests are part of the strategy called "Evaluate to advance", which will allow a diagnosis of the weaknesses of students and teachers, after a prolonged closure of schools by COVID-19. The application of the tests is expected to begin on April 8 and it is expected that the results will begin to be known between the last days of the month and the first weeks of May.

The most important thing about this unprecedented evaluation is that it will allow us to identify the learning gaps left by the pandemic and reinforce the areas that require it. It is about resuming the academic level, seriously affected during the months in which basic education was limited to virtuality.

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