Third graders across Jordan take literacy exam


Published: 2018-05-07 10:14

Last Updated: 2018-05-07 13:04

The Maths and Arabic exam will be administered at 10 a.m. on Monday.
The Maths and Arabic exam will be administered at 10 a.m. on Monday.
Roya News Source

The around 165,000 third graders enrolled in schools around Jordan will take on Monday an exam evaluating their Maths and Arabic language knowledge, according to Ministry of Education Spokesperson, Walid Al Jallad.

At 10 a.m. this morning third graders will be subjected to the exam, which has a passing grade of 40 percent, in order to assess the knowledge acquirement of students at the primary level and take the necessary corrective actions, the ministry asserted.

The exam was announced in December of last year when Minister of Education Omar Razzaz asserted that the enhancement of the education process should not be limited to the secondary phase of education and introduced the Arabic and Maths exam for third and ninth graders.

At the time he stated that at the end of the academic year 2017/2018, as part of a trial run, only third graders will take the exam in order to assess their literacy. He assured citizens that the exam did not aim to pass or fail students but rather be used as a feedback tool to assess students’ learning and the education process as a whole.