Lowest percentage number of students fail high school leaving exams in three years

According to the Education Ministry, 16.4% of the almost 88,000 students who took the unified state high school leaving exam for the first time this year failed the test. This is the lowest percentage of failures since the test began to be administered three years ago. In comparison to the previous two years, overall students did worse on the mathematics part of the exam, but improved in the Czech and foreign language parts. This year there was also only one level of difficulty instead of two, which were available in the previous two years. Around 3,000 students filed complaints over the results of the exams. So far 139 complaints were recognized as valid. Last year, around 8,000 asked for their results to be reevaluated.

Author: Masha Volynsky