Students in secondary education will have to do their best in the next year in a computation test to pass their final exams. Schools can do this test. The national calculation test is abolished.
In order to increase the level of student computation, a national test was introduced five years ago. Vwo students had to get at least 5 to succeed. The test was killed after harsh criticism.
From now on, schools have to take a mathematical test in the so-called school examination, write the responsible ministers Arie Slob (primary and secondary education) and Ingrid van Engelshoven (Education, Culture and Science). This, along with the central final exam, determines whether a student is a graduate student. For the new school test, a student must receive at least 4 to succeed.
Those already graduating next year will not have to take up the new school test. The same applies to MBO graduates who have already begun their education.
The new setting is not final
Schools can choose a test, a series of tests, or another way to assess the numerical value of their students. Schools that do not yet have their own test can continue to use the "old".
The new setting is also not definitive. We are working on new guidelines on what students need to know and can do. Mathematical education is likely to change again.
The House of Representatives must still turn the plans, but the CDA and D66 government parties see nothing. D66 MP Paul van Meenen is "disappointed" and talks about "pay test 2.0". "That way we do not come out with the best maths, that's too much for testing and very little for better education."
CDA's Michel Rog believes it is a shame that the Secretary of State should stick to the groove that it should be a test. " He also insists on better arithmetic training, instead of seeing the math test as "save".