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      Archive: 9/19/2012

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        9/19/2012, Tishrei 3, 5773

      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.