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Education Ministry to Let Students Retake Unified State Exams More Than Once a Year

The Education and Science Ministry plans to allow high-school seniors who want to raise their scores on the Unified State Exam to retake the test the same year, a news report said.

The ministry is drafting a proposal to allow students to take their exams — required for college admission — up to three times during a single year, Education and Science Minister Dmitry Livanov said, Izvestia reported Monday.

The proposal is likely to take effect in 2016, the report said.

Currently, students may take the exam only once during a single year, the report said.

The standardized test has received much criticism in recent years amid reports of widespread cheating, sometimes assisted by corrupt officials who have access to test materials.

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