Primary schools in the Dutch countryside achieve better results on their final tests than those in the city areas, according to RTL Nieuws' annual school study. The 890 primary schools in the Netherlands' most urban areas scored an average of 6.93. The 1,511 primary schools in the least urban areas scored an average of 7.05.
About a third of kids in group 8 score higher in their final test than the level at which their school estimated them, according to a report by the Education Inspectorate. For 13 thousand kids, about one in five students, this led to a an adjusted high school advice last year. The Inspectorate noticed that especially kids of highly educated parents end up getting a better advice as these parents are more insistent about it and are more likely to get tutors for their children, AD reports.
RTL Nieuws has published all Cito-test, or final exam, scores from primary schools in The Netherlands in 2014. According to the results from this year as well as the two years before, the schools get an overall mark that reveals how schools are performing on average.
The Twilling elementary school from Stiens, announced as best scoring Cito-school in RTL News, turns out not to take any Cito tests at all.