Florida students may not advance to fourth grade or earn a high school diploma if they fail a state test, but NPR’s Cory Turner reports the stakes are even higher in other countries.
Starting at age 16, students in England take between 15 and 20 big exams each year. If they do well, they’ll get another round of exams the following year. Do poorly, and students aren’t likely to get into the university of their choice.
Finland students face up to 40 hours of tests in order to graduate high school. And universities require their own entrance exams.
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