Average results of matriculation exam

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Statistical concepts and definitions:

The matriculation examination is conducted as the end of post-primary school (until 2019 upper secondary school), and its results determines further education. It is taken by graduates of post-primary schools, including general secondary and technical secondary schools.

Since 2015, the matriculation examination has been carried out in a new formula. To pass the exam and obtain a certificate, it is required to: score a minimum of 30% of the points available in each mandatory subject in the oral and in the written part, and proceed to the written examination of an additional option subject (no credit threshold).

An examinee must sit two oral exams: Polish language, a modern foreign language and four exams in the written part of examination: at a standard level: Polish language, a foreign modern language and mathematics, and an option subject at an extended level. Besides a mandatory exam in an additional subject at an extended level, the examinee can select a maximum of five subjects for additional examination. Graduates of schools or sections with a national minority language as a medium of instruction also obligatorily enter the minority language exam.

Additional methodological notes:

The matriculation exam in a new formula, in 2015, has been conducted for graduates of general secondary schools only. Graduates of technical secondary schools, in 2015, have entered the exam  according to the old formula.
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Type of observation period: yearly data

Available time series: 2015-2019 

Disaggregation: part of exam, level of exam, subject, sex

Data source, datadisposer: Central Examination Board