A moment of triumph in turbulent times

Every year at the end of June, 9th graders in Haiti take a 3-day exam administered by the government. The students are tested in seven areas: Creole & French (the official languages of Haiti), social studies, science, math, and foreign languages (Spanish & English). The exam scores, released in August, determine if a student will begin secondary school or repeat 9th grade and take the exam again the following June.

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