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  Tishrei 3, 5773 , 19/09/12

Report: Fewer Take Pre-College Tests

There has been a 25% drop in the number of students taking the Psychometric pre-college exam, Maariv/nrg reports. The drop is apparently a sign of students’ reluctance to take the test in its new format, which includes an essay section.
One-fourth of the grade for the verbal section of the test will be determined by students’ ability to write a 25-50 line essay.
The change was made after universities complained that students were increasingly unable to write Hebrew on a university level.
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