Latvia: Secondary school exam results poorest in maths in 2023

Around 54,000 secondary school students in Latvia passed and around 1,000 failed centralised exams in 2023, LETA reports. Exam results were the poorest in mathematics, with an average student performance of 35%, which was the lowest in all exams and 3.4% below the results in 2022. Average scores in Latvian language exams were better than in mathematics, but the results showed that some students had problems with reading comprehension. Exam scores were good in foreign language exams. Altogether 16,652 students took exams in English. The threshold to pass centralised exams was 10%. The plan is to raise the bar to 20% in the 2024/2025 school year.