Nearly 1,600 Muscovites sat for an early Unified State Exam (USE) in Russian language on 27 March. The majority of them graduated in the past few years, said Andrei Postulgin, deputy director of the Moscow Centre of Educational Quality and head of Moscow’s regional information analysis system.
The examination was held at 13 locations, 12 of them locating at educational establishments and one at home. “We installed video monitoring systems for online streaming from these locations, printed the tests on site and scanned the exam forms at the headquarters,” Andrei Postulgin said.
The Unified State Exam (USE) in the Russian language is a mandatory examination for receiving a school graduation certificate. The exam lasts three and a half hours (210 minutes), is divided into two parts and consists of 25 tasks.
The results of the exam will be available by 10 April. Twenty four points are required to pass.
This year the early USE will be held from 23 March to 14 April, with the exam itself being held from 29 May to 1 July. The next early exam, in history and chemistry, is scheduled for 29 March.
In all, over 4,500 Muscovites plan to sit for early exams. Of these, some 2,000 are this year’s graduates and the rest graduated in the past few years. They can sit for the exams at 25 locations. One participant is a disabled person and will sit for the exams at home.