Ministry develops recovery plan for eighth graders

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Education developed an educational recovery plan for public school students in the eighth grade in the wake of poor results in some subjects of the national test, according to Jo24.اضافة اعلان

It said the comments were made by the ministry’s director of the Examinations and Tests Department, Mohammad Al-Kinana, who said that private schools, and those run by the UN agency caring for Palestinian refugees should tackle the weaknesses on their own.

Kinana said that the ministry issued a circular for the educational supervisors across various directorates to follow up with the schools, where weaknesses were detected, and to supervise the application of the recovery plans with teachers in each school.

The results of the national test on the quality of education for eighth grade students for the academic year 2021–2022 revealed a decrease in the level of students’ performance specifically in mathematics.

It showed that the average for all schools reached 34 percent in print tests, and 37 percent for online. It said that girls exhibited better results than boys.

The test targeted public and private schools, military culture schools and UNRWA schools, and included Arabic and English languages, mathematics and science subjects, through a number of multiple-choice questions covering all pillars, basic learning skills, and special outcomes for each subject.

The printed test was taken by 138,174 boys and girls, while 14,119 participated online. It aims to provide teachers with information about their students’ strengths and weaknesses, help them follow up with the students, identify areas of progress, and improve their learning, in addition to providing decision makers with information about the quality of education.

The average performance of students in the Kingdom in the Arabic language was 46 percent for the printed test, and 51 percent online. The result for the English language test was 44 percent in the printed form, and 50 percent online.

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