High school students start final exams

23rd May 2005, Comments 0 comments

23 May 2005, AMSTERDAM — Almost 200,000 teenage children started on their final high school exams on Monday. The examination period will continue until 3 June.

23 May 2005

AMSTERDAM — Almost 200,000 teenage children started on their final high school exams on Monday. The examination period will continue until 3 June.

Of the 194,000 students being examined, 114,000 of them are VMBO pre-vocational high school students.

Some 47,000 senior general secondary education (HAVO) and 33,000 pre-university high school (VWO) students are also being examined.

Students are being allowed to use a text programme on the computer for the first time this year.

Exam authority Cito expects the use of paper in half of the exams will be superfluous in five years time.

The national students action committee LAKS will compile student exam complaints, as it has does in previous years. Its website is www.laks.nl.

Due to the fact 81,000 complaints were lodged last year, a separate complaints form can be filled in on the internet this year.

There is a special internet site for the exams this year, www.eindexamen.nl.

The websites www.citogroep.nl and http://toetswijzer.kennisnet.nl are also operating.

After every exam, the answers can be found on citogroep.nl. Students will be informed of their results at the end of June.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

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