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August 13, 2013 8:50 am

Israeli Education Minister Plans to Eliminate Standardized Tests

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Screen shot of Israel's Education Minister Shai Piron. Photo: Youtube.

Ynet – Education Minister Shai Piron announced the cancellation of national standardized tests (NST) in the upcoming school year.

The reason given for the decision was that the release of the test results to the public exerted undue pressure on students, raised concerns as to the tests’ integrity and harmed teachers’ motivation.

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