School leaving examination

definition

[Primary or] secondary school leaving examination, typically leading to the acquisition of a diploma or certificate. Admission systems [to the next level of education] require students to hold such a diploma (Directorate-General of internal policies, 2014: 36).

example of use

In France, the reporting of the results of the school-leaving examination (Baccalauréat) goes a step further in an attempt to contextualize students’ performance and to take into account factors other than teaching in the school that may have affected it (Kellaghan and Greaney, 2001: 78).

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