Rich pupils do better in school than their poorer classmates

Pupils from higher socioeconomic backgrounds are performing significantly better in school than their peers from low socioeconomic standings, according to the results of the elementary and middle school assessment Meitzav exam released on Tuesday.

The Meitzav achievement exam, administered to fifth- and eighth-graders at schools around the country every three years, tests language, math and science skills.

Fifth-graders are tested in three disciplines – mother-tongue language, either Hebrew or Arabic, mathematics and English. Eighth graders are tested in four disciplines – mother-tongue language, mathematics, English and science.


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