News Brief 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.