Thursday, November 23, 2017

Students in Sverdlovsk region improve exam scores

Students in the Sverdlovsk region improved their average scores in seven out of 14 subjects in a national examination known as the unified state exam.

The city of Yekaterinburg administered the exam in May and June. Yuri Biktuganov, the head of the Sverdlovsk region's Ministry of Education, said the scores for the exam have improved significantly in the last three years, 66.ru reports.

The region scored its best in the subjects of computer science, Russian language and Russian literature. The students in the region averaged 61.6 points for computer science, besting the national average of 60.3 point. The region's students topped the national average for Russian language of 61.1 points with a score of 61.5 points. In Russian literature, the region's students scored an average of 59.3 points, while the country averaged 56.3 points, 66.ru reports.

The region scored its lowest in mathematics, with a score of 41.1 points, and in physics, with a score of 42.9 points. Most of the test takers in the region overcame the minimum threshold of 20 to 40 points in all 14 subjects.

Approximately 880,000 students in the region attempted to pass the exams during the test period between May 28 and June 21, RBC reports.