high school graduates and primary school pupils in Germany will be assessed according to the will of the German philologists Association strict. The Chairman of the philologists Association, Susanne Lin-Klitzing, told the German press Agency in Berlin, needed a more meaningful high school grades. This was necessary, “if we want the young people to work or study to be prepared”.

Lin-Klitzing explained: “Today, a decision of the conference of Ministers of education for the upper secondary level, a test is considered passed if the student or the student has less than solved the half of the tasks.” The standing conference is a body in which the länder education vote politically.

apply against a proposal from the Association Manager and an education researcher: “Here again the half as the minimum level should be.” In addition, it is currently mandatory that only 90 percent of the tasks must be solved in order to obtain the grade of “Very good”. “Here, it should be back to 100 percent.”

Nationwide Tests in the last year of primary school

Lin-Klitzing justified its claims in accordance with the stricter rules with the requirements in the professional life after school. “Otherwise, many students receive a positive feedback on your performance, as it corresponds to their real status,” she said. “Beyond the school, resulting in the incorrect self-assessment, but may have problems for the Affected.”

The high school grades have become in recent years somewhat better, but still not strong. For example, there were 2017 in the state of Baden-Württemberg, a Grade average of 2.42, ten years earlier, it was 2,40. In North Rhine-Westphalia amounted to 2.45, ten years earlier to 2.64, in Thuringia, middle of 2.18 a of 2.33 is Based.

for elementary school students, the Association President, a Change: “The primary school’s recommendation, re-binding should be suggested.” Lin-Klitzing criticized: “In most Federal länder parents can decide on their own, on which secondary school their child goes.” It was one-sided.