Female students excel in 3rd grade Arabic, math assessment

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AMMAN — A total of 153,620 students in Jordan sat for the test for third grade students for the academic year 2021/2022, among them 77,643 boys and 75,977 girls, with results showing that girls clearly outperformed boys in the assessment, according to Al-Ghad News.اضافة اعلان

The test, consisting of 25 multiple-choice questions, was conducted by the Ministry of Education in May.

It evaluated students from public, private, military, and UNRWA schools, and aimed to identify the educational levels of third-grade students in two subjects: Arabic language and mathematics.

The average performance of students in the Kingdom was 67 percent for Arabic language, and 59 percent for mathematics.

The test aims to provide teachers with information about the strengths and weaknesses of their students for the purpose of follow-up and learning plan development, inform decisions related to school curricula, correct information, and align curricula with student’s levels, supplementing their knowledge and skills in weak areas as revealed by the results.

A statistical report covering the test results was published recently on the ministry website. It indicated that the target sample was randomly divided into two equal groups — the first group was evaluated based on the Arabic language test, and the second based on the mathematics test. The results revealed that there are statistically significant differences in performance between males and females, at 0.05 percent, in favor of females over males.

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