Romania’s Education ministry changes student’s evaluation guidelines.

Starting with 2014 university admission will be made based on the baccalaureate exam, without taking into account the high school grades, announced the delegate minister for higher education and research Mihnea Costoiu. Up until now universities decided if they were taking into account for the entrance examination grade the high school or baccalaureate grades.

Starting this year also, students in the 2nd, 4th and 6th grade will receive evaluations. Students entering the 5th and 9th grade will have to pass national high school and baccalaureate examinations starting school year 2015-2016. The system takes after the international model, where the exam is given from several disciplines studied, regardless of various teaching techniques employed.

This year should also see the appearance of the first digital textbooks while high school textbooks will be revamped.

At the same time, the secondary and high school school-cycles will remain at four years and, with the addition of the ‘zero class’, the duration of the compulsory education increases from ten to eleven years.

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