Turkish Education Ministry admits high school entrance exam results wrongly assessed
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet
After the results of the high school entrance exam, were disclosed late on the night of July 11, many students are claiming that the foreign language exam has been wrongly assessed. DHA photoThe Education Ministry admitted on July 12 that high school entrance exam results of 718 students had been wrongly assessed and their grades have been recalculated following the complaints of parents.
After the results of the high school entrance exam, known as the SBS, were disclosed late on the night of July 11, parents had claimed that the French and German tests had been wrongly assessed, based on their own evaluations after the exam.
On July 12, Education Ministry launched a crisis desk over the issue and discovered that there was a miscalculation of the results of 718 students, Anatolia Agency reported.
Emel Işıklı, whose daughter is from İzmir’s private Karşıyaka Piri Reis Secondary School, where the language of education is French, claimed that the real result of her daughter’s exam is higher than the official grade given, daily Hürriyet reported. “My daughter had one mistake in our evaluation after the exam. But the official results say she had nine correct and eight wrong answers. There must be a mistake in the answer key,” Işıklı said.
Asuman Gümüşkesen whose daughter attended the same school, said all their own evaluations cohered with the official results, apart from the French language test.
Hakan Pakoy, whose son is from the private Alev School, said his son’s mother tongue was German, but nevertheless he got 12 wrong and five correct answers according to official results. His family expected 17 correct answers.
The official results had been released on the website of the Education Ministry, after which many parents tweeted complaints about the issue to the President Abdullah Gül, Education Minister Nabi Avcı, and the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on the night of July 11.