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The state examinations took place at the end of May and early June, and the results were published on June 30.

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From the beginning of the emergency situation until the end of the academic year 2019/2020, a descriptive assessment can be used in the grade report, which does not need to be converted into the five-grade numerical system. Grades for semesters are usually given as numerical values. If descriptive assessments have been used during the emergency situation and therefore the grade cannot be expressed in numerical terms as the decision of the Board of Education, the course may be graded as Passed or Failed. The same applies to school grades for end of the year report cards.

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According to the initial plan, the additional state exams for the academic year of 2019/2020 will take place as follows:

  1. Estonian (written): October 10, 2020.
  2. Estonian as a second language integrated with B2 proficiency test (written): October 11, 2020.
  3. Estonian as a second language integrated with B2 proficiency test (oral): October 11 to 13, 2020.
  4. English as foreign language B1/B2 (written): September 26, 2020,
  5. English as foreign language B1/B2 (oral): September 26 to October 2, 2020,
  6. Mathematics (written): October 17, 2020.

These dates are listed in the draft Regulation sent for the approval to ministries, heads of schools and teachers' associations, and may be subject to change.

Additional information: innove@innove.ee

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Registration for the additional state exam was open from 6 June to 17 July 2020 for all students graduating from school in the academic year 2019/2020 and for those who graduated from schools or vocational schools in earlier years.

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The lower secondary school state examinations did not take place for this academic year but the test of Estonian as a second language was arranged for students wishing to sit it. In order to graduate the lower secondary school, the average report card grade must be at least ´pass´ or ´sufficient´. Creative subject is not a national condition for graduating from the lower secondary school. The school board will make a decision whether passing this subject is possible or not. If due to the emergency situation it was not possible to complete the course on creative works, then the student graduating from the lower secondary school does not have to do it.

Upper secondary school state examinations were not compulsory meaning upper secondary school graduation is possible without sitting for state exams. Graduating classes who had registered for tests this year could sit for Estonian language, or Estonian as a second language test, mathematics test or an internationally recognised foreign language test.

The state examinations took place at the end of May and early June, and the results were published on 30 June.

During the first half of the next academic year supplementary state examinations will be organised. These are for the students who could not take their exams in the spring, or who are not satisfied with the results.

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