Of grade inflation is the speech and of to lax audits: Since years, the German philologist, warns the Association that the level of performance at the high school level drops. The Association, which represents about 90,000 teachers in Germany, to lax, the testing practice.

for this reason, the Association President, Susanne Lin-calls Klitzing now, that high school graduates should also be more strictly evaluated. This was necessary, “if we want the young people to work or study to be prepared”.

Also the German teachers ‘ Association made two years ago attention to the fact that the school grades getting better and better, and the requirements the students would always be lower. But is it really? The MIRROR has examined the facts.

the high school grades Are getting better and better?

According to the GPA, in comparison with other countries, which are published each year by the conference of education Ministers (KMK), have improved grades in recent years, however, this is only slightly. Most of the grade-point-average rose Westphalia, in the Federal States of Brandenburg and North Rhine-Westphalia.

the school grades in 2007 in the Brandenburg even with 2.47, so he was ten years later, in the case of 2,27.

In North Rhine-Westphalia of the note was cut in 2007 at 2.64 and in 2017, at 2.45.

striking in the case of the GPA, however, is how different the cut in each of the länder. In Thuringia about the baccalaureate was cut in the year 2017, in the case of 2,18 – in lower Saxony , however, in the case of 2.57.

high school grades in comparison to other countries

state grade point average in 2017 grade point average 2007 of Baden-Württemberg 2,42 2,40 Bayern 2,31 2,43 Berlin 2,41 2,57 Brandenburg 2,27 2,47 Bremen 2,47 2,47 Hamburg 2,43 2,56 Hesse 2,41 2,47 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2,32 2,40 lower Saxony 2,57 2,71 North Rhine-Westphalia 2,45 2,64 Rheinland-Pfalz 2,49 2,63 Saarland 2,37 2,51 Saxony 2,28 2,46 Saxony-Anhalt 2,31 2,46 Schleswig-Holstein 2,56 2,62 Thuringia 2,18 2,33

source: standing conference of the Ministers of

there Are more straight-Abis?

Also, the distribution of straight-Abis shows strong differences. Accordingly, in 2017, was a straight-a baccalaureate in more than a decade ago. In Brandenburg , the proportion of 1,0 lag-high school graduates last at 2.4 percent, in 2007 there were only 0.84 per cent.

In Schleswig-Holstein , in contrast, are distributed to the least-1.0-Abis, where the proportion of 2017 was only 0.8 percent. In lower Saxony , the share was only 0.9 percent. Most of 1.0-Abis will be awarded according to the KMK statistics in Thuringia (2.6 percent).

high school grades in comparison to other countries

state grade point average in 2017 grade point average 2007 of Baden-Württemberg 2,42 2,40 Bayern 2,31 2,43 Berlin 2,41 2,57 Brandenburg 2,27 2,47 Bremen 2,47 2,47 Hamburg 2,43 2,56 Hesse 2,41 2,47 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2,32 2,40 lower Saxony 2,57 2,71 North Rhine-Westphalia 2,45 2,64 Rheinland-Pfalz 2,49 2,63 Saarland 2,37 2,51 Saxony 2,28 2,46 Saxony-Anhalt 2,31 2,46 Schleswig-Holstein 2,56 2,62 Thuringia 2,18 2,33

source: standing conference of the Ministers of

the notes Are better, because the benefits will be better?

it is Unclear whether the teachers grade better, or whether the students have become better. It’s hard to check. By the KMK, it is, it had been introduced in the past few years, a number of educational standards. This could possibly have to improve the notes are guided, at least this is the goal.

Heinz-Peter Meidinger, Chairman of the German teachers ‘ Association, sees it differently. It is easier nowadays to get good grades. “Those who formerly received less than 50 percent of the points fell through. In the meantime, he is a test,” said Meidinger of the MIRROR. In some subjects, such as English, had been watering down the requirements. It was then almost impossible to get a Six.

Behind it, the political will to put. “The politicians want for their reforms, such as the introduction of baccalaureate-wide Central or G8, not be punished – therefore, the notes may not be worse.” Apparently, by better grades all: students, teachers, parents, and politicians.

But this was to be the conclusion: “Thus is created a Generation of students who overestimated themselves,” says Meidinger. The lead to drop-outs many of the Study.

Christiane Heidrich is the Director of the Munich Stark-Verlag. Sells books for 40 years, students prepare for final exams. Heidrich has a different explanation. In an Interview with the MIRROR, she said, students today learn differently than 30 years ago. In the meantime, it is, “transmit theoretical Knowledge to the reality of life” and less on facts that you learn by heart.

in Addition, the tasks are small increments, the students would be guided in the exams better. This could work through the task better, and part of earning points, says Christiane Heidrich: “This has a potentially positive effect on the final grade.”

however, It is difficult to compare, in which state, the Abitur is easier or harder, because the conditions were very different.

How to be the baccalaureate comparable?

Since the school year 2016/2017, there is a common pool of Tasks for English, mathematics, English, and French, from which the States can use. Binding these Pools, however, are not. The countries can decide for themselves whether and what kind of tasks you take on, whether you change these tasks or whether you use prefer to questions on the country’s own high school. In spite of the task pools it depends so strongly on the respective state, how the graduation looks.

In June 2018, and it was decided the Minister of culture, the task from the Pool may not be changed from 2021 onwards.

the primary school’s recommendation Should be binding?

The philologists Association also calls for that the primary school’s recommendation should be binding. In most States, the parents could decide on which secondary school your child will change, said Association Chairman Lin-Klitzing.

In Bavaria and Saxony plays the recommendation of the primary school is a larger role. Parents want to enroll their child in spite of contrary recommendation from the high school to go through an additional selection process, with sample lessons.

In Baden-Württemberg, the parents must submit since last year, first the primary school’s recommendation at the time of registration in the secondary school. Also in Schleswig-Holstein, parents should be more controlled, the parents should submit in the future also the recommendation. Also in NRW, the return to a mandatory school recommendation should be in the conversation.

What is more advantageous for the child – if the parents or teachers to decide?

According to the researchers, a binding primary school recommendation, the teacher would make more sense, because then performance would decide who was allowed to visit a Gymnasium. If parents decide, especially children from well-off families come to the high schools, students from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds are represented.

Heinz-Peter Meidinger argues that more should be trusted on the recommendation of the teacher, especially since the permeability had become higher education qualifications is much better. Students could also come to the high school, if you went on a Real – or Hauptschule. You visited but equally the high school and would then have to switch because of poor grades, the school, this would be a double break in the school career.

What Alternative could there be?

Susanne Lin-Klitzing suggested in the past year, standardized Tests in fourth grade. The results could also decide on the inclusion in a secondary school.

with Material from dpa