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August 8, 2022

EduMin Cimpeanu: Baccalaureate exam pass rate stands at 75.2%

The Baccalaureate exam pass rate, after the settlement of appeals, stands at 75.2%, by 1.9% more than the results registered before the appeals, Minister of Education Sorin Cimpeanu announced on Friday.

“As a result of these appeals, many more test scores have been changed. There are 30,377 test scores that have been increased as a result of appeals and 15,986 scores that have been reduced as a result of the challenges. 2,752 scores have not been changed. Taking into account all these aspects, the Baccalaureate exam pass rate for the July 2022 session stands at 75.2%, by 1.9% more than the results registered before the appeals. This difference of 1.5 to 2% is maintained in each of the last years – the increase of the pass rate following the appeals. It is clear that we have a lot of things to improve in the evaluation process,” the minister told a news conference.

He said that 80% of the candidates from the 2022 class, and 31.2% from the previous ones have passed the exam.

“If we refer to the current year, we have 80% successful candidates. Last year we had 75.7% pass rate. For graduates from previous years, the pass rate is 31.2% in 2022 compared to 30.2% last year. Basically we have 108,000 candidates from the class of 2022 plus 13,000 graduates from the previous years and from these there have been 86,804 graduates from the current year and 4,174 from the previous years,” Cimpeanu said, according to Agerpres.

The exam pass rate increased by 5.4% for all years, compared to the results recorded in the June – July 2021 session.

According to a press release issued on Friday, this is the highest pass rate in the last 13 years (after the settlement of appeals).

The number of scores of 10 increased to 222 from 162 (before appeals). In the session June – July 2021, 146 candidates completed the exam with the general score 10.

“49,115 appeals were filed, a number that marks a decrease compared to the similar session last year (55,980 appeals). The scores for 46,363 papers were changed after the appeal (in 2021 this number was about 53,000). Of these, 86.27% were changed by a maximum of 1 point, and 8.13% were modified by more than 1 point,” reads the release.

As regards the differences of points, the following situation is registered:

* differences between 1-2 points – 3,872 papers (3,196 scores re-calculated upwards and 676 downwards)

* differences greater than 2 points – 120 works (114 scores re-calculated upwards and 6 downwards).

“Regarding the 120 papers re-marked by more than 2 points higher or lower, each situation will come under special scrutiny,” says the same source.

The Ministry of Education states that, after the settlement of the appeals, 42 high school units had 0 percent pass rate in the first session.

The Ministry of Education states that the pass rate percentage is calculated from the total number of candidates present, also including the expelled candidates (105) in this category.

The second exam session of this year will take place between August 16 and September 3, being preceded by the registration stage (July 18 – 25).

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